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.
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).
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