The Yellowstone Trail Association is a membership association with dues to cover postage, printing, web site, and a bunch of miscellaneous costs.  Almost all labor and travel costs are supported by the officers and Board members.   Your donation of either time or money helps the YTA make progress to reach more people to motivate and satisfy their interest in the Yellowstone Trail and its history.  Perhaps there will be the chance to plan regional meetings if we have the basic resources.  Or maybe a tour of parts of the Trail led by a knowledgeable member?

Any amount of time or money will be helpful and might motivate something new!

Or, your donations could be designated for a special project (that we can design together) or for our Interpretive Sign Program.  

Throughout the route of the Trail, from Puget Sound to Plymouth Rock,  the Route and its history needs to be explained to  locals and travelers alike.  One valuable way of doing this is to erect Interpretive signs similar to such signs as you frequently find in parks and at historical sights.  Their individual cost is something like $700.  While the graphics and ordering process can be provided by the Association (through donated time!), your donation can help local groups meet the about $700 cost of the sign and its frame.

Local individuals and groups are needed to identify proper locations, to arrange for permissions, install and maintain the signs.  If the local individuals and groups cannot afford the cost of the sign the Association will do its best to cover the remaining cost.   

Donations may be made in one of two ways:

1. Mail your donation to –


             Yellowstone Trail Association

             Box 65.

              Altoona,  WI     54720-0065

If you want to support a particular project, let us know.   

Please include your name and address and email address if you have one.

2. Click on the “Donate” button to use your PayPal account or a charge card.  

3. Either way, in addition, to make us more aware of your donation, you can use the form, to the right, to let our Board Mambers know about your donation right away.  It you have a preferred use, let us know.

Thank you!

Optional form “to let us know.”

        How and why to make a donation to the YT Association

To donate to the YTA, follow the instructions below and left to either Mail it or send via PayPal.


Click  on YTA to:

Learn about the Yellowstone Trail Association

Join the YTA

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Learn of events


Click  on LEARN to:

Learn about the Yellowstone Trail

Read stories, essays, and notes

related directly or loosely

to the Yellowstone Trail

Enjoy discussions on the Forum


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Maps of the Yellowstone Trail

These maps, while the most complete

and accurate available

are nevertheless

“Works in Progress”

Let us know about your corrections,

additions, and suggestions.


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Give us an opinion.

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