Dave Bobb and the Small Business Award he received for American Trails in Ashland. The award is presented each year by the Arts Council of Southern Oregon to a business whose impact has made a difference in the quality of the arts in Jackson & Josephine counties.
American Trails opened in 1991 by the owner David Bobb. David brings twenty years experience in the Native Arts field along with a diverse background including; a Masters Degree from Berkeley in Landscape Architecture; Ten years of Historic Restoration Contracting; Co-founder of the Sacramento River Preservation Trust; and currently, among other things, he is a Board member at the Center for the Study of First Americans at OSU in Corvallis Oregon.
At American Trails we've tried to capture the essence of the history of our West Coast & its Native peoples as well as promote the work of Local Artisans who share this vision. We have assembled a wonderful collection of art and artifacts from the Pacific Northwest as well as our indigenous friends from the Southwest & the mountains of Mexico. We hope you can find the time to personally visit with us & have a chance to see the many unique items we have to offer."