Category: Santa Fe Trail

Categories: US History | National Historic Trails of the United States | Missouri History | Kansas History | Oklahoma History | Texas History | New Mexico History | Trails and Wagon Trains

Wikipedia: The Santa Fe Trail was a 19th-century transportation route through central North America that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pioneered in 1821 by William Becknell, it served as a vital commercial and military highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. Santa Fe was near the end of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro which led south to Mexico. The Trail was used as the 1846 U.S. invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican–American War.


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03 Dec 1824 Maskinongé, Saint-Maurice, Bas-Canada - 18 Aug 1858 photo
27 Nov 1787 St. Mary's County, Maryland - 06 Jun 1853 photo
20 Mar 1798 Boonesborough, Madison County, Kentucky, United States - 03 Oct 1866 photo

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