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This photograph of a painting by Gerald Cassidy, shows travelers reaching the end of the Santa Fe Trail at the plaza in Old Santa Fe New Mexico. This painting also appeared on the 1940 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company calendar. The Santa Fe Trail opened as a commerce and military highway in 1821, when William Becknell led the first expedition from Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, Mexico.

Creator: Cassidy, Gerald, [1879-1934]
Date: Between 1900 and 1920

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Item Number: 228367
Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #72-0068
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 228367

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