Map of sites on the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Mountain Branch

Summer Weekend Road Trip: Map of sites on the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway Mountain Branch

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A comparison map prepared by the Santa Fe Railroad in showing the "The Old Santa Fé Trail" (top) and the AT&SF and its connections (bottom).

72. Looking east, up and over the bank of the ditch, one can see the wagon ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. You will notice a difference in the color and texture of the grass in the ruts. This is characteristic of the ruts along the trail. Between Pawnee Rock and Santa Fe, New Mexico, it was customary for the wagons to travel four abreast. This allowed for quicker circling in case of attack. In the distance to the south can be seen trees lining the banks of the Arkansas River.

72. Looking east, up and over the bank of the ditch, one can see the wagon ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. You will notice a difference in the color and texture of the grass in the ruts. This is characteristic of the ruts along the trail. Between Pawnee Rock and Santa Fe, New Mexico, it was customary for the wagons to travel four abreast. This allowed for quicker circling in case of attack. In the distance to the south can be seen trees lining the banks of the Arkansas River.

Original route sign for Santa Fe Trail.  These signs have been placed along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Chapters of the SFTA, and local entities.

Original route sign for Santa Fe Trail. These signs have been placed along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail through a partnership between the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association, the Chapters of the SFTA, and local entities.

105. North on scenic K-177 is Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, established as Bluemont College in 1858. Above Manhattan is the huge Tuttle Creek dam and reservoir, described in the 1950s by embattled valley residents as "Big Dam Foolishness."  South on K-177 is Council Grove reservoir, and the historic city astride the old Santa Fe trail.  This was the nation's first major highway linking the East and the West.  The Kaw Indian mission and other buildings, dating from the trail's…

105. North on scenic K-177 is Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, established as Bluemont College in 1858. Above Manhattan is the huge Tuttle Creek dam and reservoir, described in the 1950s by embattled valley residents as "Big Dam Foolishness." South on K-177 is Council Grove reservoir, and the historic city astride the old Santa Fe trail. This was the nation's first major highway linking the East and the West. The Kaw Indian mission and other buildings, dating from the trail's…

The Santa Fe Trail : Its History, Legends, and Lore by David Dary 1st Edition

The Santa Fe Trail : Its History, Legends, and Lore by David Dary 1st Edition

Map of the Santa Fe Trail Location	Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico Established	1821 Governing body	National Park Service @ http://www.pinterest.com/rjburkhart3/kansas-virtual-tours/

Alex Young, a USC Provost Fellow and doctoral student in English, awarded the American Studies Association’s 2013 Comparative Ethnic Studies Prize

#SFTA Official Santa Fe Trail Association :: http://www.pinterest.com/rjburkhart3/historic-trails-n-tales-camporee/

Geocache through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico and explore the Santa Fe National Historic Trail on this GeoTour. Complete all or part of this GeoTour and you could win prizes.

Title: The Old Santa Fe Trail: The store of a Great Highway   Author: Colonel Henry Inman  Publication: The Macmillan Company, New York   Publication Date: 1899   Book Description: Green hardback. 493 pages with 5 full page black and white plate images of life on the Santa Fe Trail.   Call Number: CIRCUS F 786 .I57

The Old Santa Fe' Trail: The store of a Great Highway Author: Colonel Henry Inman Publication: The Macmillan Company, New York Publication Date: 1899

Army train on the Santa Fe Trail

This image depicts Major Bennet C. Riley leading the first troops to escort a Santa Fe Trail trading caravan in It appeared in Harper's Weekly.

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