WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Santa Fe trail through Kansas might get more national recognition.
Historians and Santa Fe Trail buffs have nominated 12 historic sites along the trail in Kansas this month for the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/NH4B5f ) the nominations are the first of what is expected to be 40 Santa Fe sites in Kansas that historians plan to nominate for national designation.
Leo Oliva, a historian from Woodston, says the historians hope to nominate four or five more sites by November, and nominate more until they are all eventually on the register.
The 12 sites follow the trail across Kansas, stretching from French Frank's Santa Fe Trail segment in Marion County to areas near Wagon Bed Springs in Morton County.