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This illustration from Josiah Gregg's Commerce on the Prairies depicts a caravan of Americans arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail, opened in 1821 by William Bucknell, served as a freight route and passed through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Date: Between 1844 and 1845

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This source can serve as a discussion starter for this standard, and it can be grouped with other sources that discuss travel to Santa Fe. Students could also be asked to identify items presented in this visual.

KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)

Item Number: 677
Call Number: HE.56 WAG.COV *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 677

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