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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