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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Park Service invites residents to share their views on historic trail routes during a public meeting April 19 at The Arena at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 pm.

The only other public meeting scheduled in the region on historic routes will be held April 18 in Denver.

The National Park Service seeks public comments concerning 64 historic routes that are being evaluated for possible addition to the existing Oregon, California, Pony Express and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails.

All these historic trails passed through or near what is now Casper. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper features information on pioneer life on the four trails.

The congressionally authorized study and environmental assessment will deal with trail study segments in more than a dozen states from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast, according to a National Park Service media release.

These routes, if included, would add thousands of additional miles to the existing national historic trails.

The National Park Service invites everyone with an interest in the trails and their history to attend one or more of the public meetings, the release said.

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