The Santa Fe Trail

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UNM Press, 1972 - History - 283 pages
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Originally published in 1930 and now considered the standard work on the subject, this lively history is now available only from the University of New Mexico Press.


"A vivacious and accurate chronicle of one of the great highways of commerce."--Henry Steele Commager


"Best of this century on the subject; swift reading."--J. Frank Dobie

 

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Contents

CHAPTER PAOE I Catch Up Catch Up
1
Dawn on the Trail
5
France Finds the Way
19
El Viagero Piake
32
Deserts and Dungeons
55
The Trail Makers
67
Bentons Road
85
The Prairie Ports
100
War Drums
178
Path of Empire
192
Aftermath of Conquest
213
The Dust Thickens
228
The Great Divide
245
Trails of Steel
257
Recessional
268
A Selected Bibliography
275

The Red Brother
114
On the March
133
A Caravan Enters Santa Fe
156

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The late R. L. Duffus was a prolific author and journalist.

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