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The old Santa Fe Trail

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln, Neb .
Written in English



  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail.,
  • Southwest, New.


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Southwest, New,
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail

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Edition Notes

Statementby Stanley Vestal ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Marc Simmons.
LC ClassificationsF786 .V562 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL965891M
ISBN 100803296150
LC Control Number96002238

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Carson, William C., Peter Becomes a Trail Man, The Story of a Boy’s Journey on the Santa Fe Trail (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, ). In the s, twelve year old Peter takes his dog and heads west on the Santa Fe Trail to find his father, guided by “Uncle” Seth, who leads their wagon train through an Indian attack. This book consists of a series of interesting anecdotes loosely related to the Old Santa Fe Trail and a large area nearby. The overall effect is an enjoyable book, but one that falls somewhat short of providing a distinct image of the Trail itself/5. Again, they were enchanted and somehow purified by the land (Penitente Brotherhood). Like so many following the Old Santa Fe Trail, and all these intersecting routes (later the Santa Fe railroad or Route 66), each traveler was changed with the journey, transformed. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided.

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