Down the Santa Fe Trail and Into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847
In June 1846 eighteen-year-old Magoffin, a bride of less than eight months, set out with her husband on a trek from Independence, Missouri, through New Mexico and south to Chihuahua. Her journal describes the excitement, routines, and dangers of the life of a successful Indian trader's wife.
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Review: Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847User 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, 1846-1847User 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