Archived Newsletters for the
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
National Historic Trail

Newsletters provided members and friends with details of how the trail was developed from a general concept to a clear vision with specific goals, projects, commemorations, signs, members, and participating affiliates making sound progress toward that vision.

The trail is a national treasure through the most densely parts of the U.S. It brings adults, children, teachers, and historians outdoors, getting exercise and fresh air while considering life in the 1780s -- travel without motors, food without refrigeration, rifles that took a minute to fire and reload; no radios, no TV, no Internet, no microwave ovens, no electricity, no indoor plumbing --- how could anyone survive?

Trail development has been supported by the participation and grants from major national organizations and by local organizations along the route. Many individuals gave significant time and/or money. Others simply had the interest to enjoy a day of hiking, watching a parade, listening to a presentation, or reading about the trail.

Below we list the major newsletters that publicized the WRRR:

The Revolutionary Road
From 1998 to 2011 Hans dePold edited The Revolutionary Road, and the Connecticut Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution posted them. The 69 issues include essays on history, advocacy, and political issues related to the WRRR through Connecticut.
See [*] Past Newsletters of The Revolutionary Road.

An Urgent Dispatch for the General Staff
From 2009 June to 2010 May, Ralph Nelson, as chair of the W3R®-US issued monthly newsletters.
======> ======> June 2009
-- skipped July 2009 -- August 2009 September 2009
October 2009 November 2009 December 2009
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010
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Highlights of NPS Activities for the
Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

From 2010 May to 2012 March the office of the National Park Service's Superintendent for the trail (abbreviated WARO by the NPS) issued monthly E-newsletters on the development of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WRRR-NHT).
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July 2010 August 2010 September 2010
October 2010 November 2010 December 2010
January 2011 February 2011 March 2011
April 2011 May 2011 June 2011
July 2011 August 2011 September 2011
October 2011 November 2011 December 2011
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012

In 2012 March the NPS launched its own, official government, website for the WARO-NHT and posted monthly its newsletters there. Unfortunately, NPS-WARO deleted all its newsletters from April 2012 to June 2019, then posted one issue for [*] July 2019. Since then NPS-WARO has posted only the most recent individual articles, deleting them after a brief time, so there is no posted record of trail activities for the past decade.

By 2018 it became apparent that we needed to be more careful in distinguishing between
  • the physical trail and its history (which should be referred to as WRRR),
  • the organization and activities of the National Park Service for this trail after its Congressional designation in 2009 (which should be referred to as WARO),
  • the organization and activities of the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (which should be referred to as W3R®-US) and its chapters (W3R®-MA, W3R®-RI, etc.)
The registration mark after W3R should be included as a superscript® or in-line ® with the text unless this is hard to accomplish. We have gone back and converted W3R®-NHT to WRRR-NHT on many webpages, but we have not yet changed them all. We regret any confusion this has caused between the two organizations, the physical trail(s), and their histories.