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Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

bought this text at old Bent's fort, it shows the development of the trade route, and the Santa Fe trail, the trials and the tribulations of the adventurous souls who blazed the western trails, for wealth and power, and some place to call home Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Fascinating look into life in the mid-1840's on the Santa Fe Trail. Also, an American view of the war with Mexico, showing just how slow and bad information was. Her brother in law was reportedly ... Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Qhlueme - Goodreads

This book was assigned reading in a United States history class. The instructor was very much into the "oral history" genre, and much preferred we read the lives of common, unexceptional people rather ... Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Patricia Dietz - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Recounts the daily life of the travels of a merchant's wife down the Santa Fe trail near the beginning of the Mexican American War. Very interesting. Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Fabian - Goodreads

The book is deemed significant by historians as a type of who's who of the American frontier: in all truth it seems like the story of Susan Shelby Magoffin, “an intelligent, observant, and tolerant ... Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Heather G Gentle - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book... however.. I can see how anyone who has not experienced the Southwest in an open manner (driving as I did, hiking, biking or whatever) would be a little bored with it unless you ... Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Carrie F. - Goodreads

The history of Santa Fe is interesting because it mixed so many cultures, Indian, Mexican, Spanish,and American. The author of the diary, Susan Magoffin, was among the first white ladies in New Mexico ... Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was a struggle to get through. Too many notes!! I think I would have enjoyed it more if I skipped the notes and read straight through. Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Sheppard Hobgood - Goodreads

This is a must read for anyone interested in southwestern history. Read full review

Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

User Review  - Avis Black - Goodreads

This book has been in print for many years for a reason. It's a quite a vivid account. When you realize how young the author was when she wrote the book, it's even more impressive. Read full review


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