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1. Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here Affluent Jackson Countian: Dr. David Waldo, Medic-Santa Fe Trader, Built Vast Empire Here February 1977 Photo (of Waldo Douglas Sloan, or Waldo Sloan, grandson of David Waldo) and biographical article about Dr. David Waldo (1802-1878), "physician, Santa Fe trader, and capitalist" of early Jackson County,...

2. Antoine Robidoux Antoine Robidoux 1997 Biographical chapter about Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860), a Southwestern fur trader and early settler of Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was a native of Florissant, Missouri (a suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri)...

3. Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe] January//1845 Book reviews of "Commerce of the Prairies" by Josiah Gregg and "Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition" by George Kendall. Recounting of Gregg's journey on the Santa Fe Trail in 1831 from New Franklin,...

4. Becknell, William Travel Journals Becknell, William Travel Journals June 18, 1905 Chapter of the book about the early travel journals of William Becknell (ca. 1787-1856), opener of the Santa Fe Trail in 1821(and later a Missouri state representative), and Meredith Marmaduke (1791-1864),...

5. Before He Was 20, F. X. Aubry Blazed to Fame Before He Was 20, F. X. Aubry Blazed to Fame September/12/1964 File contains an article on Francis Aubry, or Francois Aubrey, and his short but exciting life as a trader and explorer on the Santa Fe Trail in the mid-1800s.

6. Documents: A Journal of the Santa Fe Trail Documents: A Journal of the Santa Fe Trail June 1, 1925 First of a two-part series of articles excerpting the journal of Santa Fe Trail experiences in the 1800s by Philip St. George Cooke. Information on many of the trail's freighters involved with Westport...

7. Documents: A Journal of the Santa Fe Trail Documents: A Journal of the Santa Fe Trail September 1, 1925 Second of a two-part series of articles excerpting the journal of Santa Fe Trail experiences by Philip St. George Cooke in 1843. Information on many of the trail's freighters, military officers, and Indian...

8. Dr. David Waldo First Lecture Topic Dr. David Waldo First Lecture Topic October//1976 Article about the lecture by James Goodrich, "associate editor of the Missouri Historical Review," about Dr. David Waldo (1802-1878), "medical doctor and Santa Fe Trader [sic]" of early Independence, Missouri....

9. Eighteenth Congress--2d Session Eighteenth Congress--2d Session January 1825 Reprint of the Second Session of the 18th Congress of the United States, dealing in part with the establishment of the Santa Fe Trail and trade of furs, hemp, etc.

10. Francis Xavier Aubry Francis Xavier Aubry February 1, 1962 Article about the highlights of the life of "the young French Canadian, Francis Xavier Aubry," or Francis Aubry, "the most fascinating colorful, rugged and persevering individual connected with the famous...

11. George C. Yount George C. Yount 1997 Biographical chapter about George C. Yount, or George Yount (1794-1865), a Southwestern fur trader. He was a native of North Carolina raised near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, becoming engaged in the War of...

12. History of Johnson County, Kansas History of Johnson County, Kansas //1915 Descriptions of the earliest known travels on the Santa Fe Trail. Blair notes that some writers claim the trail was followed by Coronado on his 1840 expedition; other accounts have the Mallett Brothers...

13. James Baird, Early Santa Fe Trader James Baird, Early Santa Fe Trader April//1959 Biographical article about James Baird (1767-1826), an early and rarely documented Santa Fe trader. Native of Pennsylvania moving to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1810 as a blacksmith before traveling to Santa...

14. James P. Beckwourth James P. Beckwourth File contains information about James Beckwourth, an explorer of the West, including California and the Santa Fe Trail, in the 1830s-1840s.

15. Jedediah S. Smith and the Settlement of Kansas Jedediah S. Smith and the Settlement of Kansas 1912 Biographical article about Jedediah Strong Smith, or Jedediah Smith (1799-1830), an early mountain man exploring the Kansas Territory on his travels to the Rocky Mountains (including to Santa Fe starting...

16. Kit Carson Kit Carson Information about Kit Carson (1809-1868), a famous trapper, Indian agent, mountain man, and guide of the Far West. Description of his move to Missouri during the War of 1812, then starting in wagon freighting...

17. Opening the Santa Fe Trail Opening the Santa Fe Trail October//1930 Portrait (of Pike) and article about the origins and opening of the Santa Fe Trail, starting with the French voyageurs trading with the Spanish there in the 1700s and becoming gradually more well established...

18. Southwest on the Turquoise Trail: The First Diaries on the Road to Santa Fe Southwest on the Turquoise Trail: The First Diaries on the Road to Santa Fe 1933 Chapter of the book about the 1828 diary of Alphonso Wetmore about the Santa Fe Trail from Franklin, Missouri (through Kansas City) to New Mexico.

19. Spanish Expeditions into Colorado Spanish Expeditions into Colorado November 1924 Article provides a chronological history of Spanish expeditions into or through Colorado that are not often cited in such histories or lists. The first part covers expeditions taking place in the period...

20. The First Santa Fe Expedition The First Santa Fe Expedition June//1931 Article about the early explorations for overland trails from the Midwest to the Pacific Ocean by Spanish explorers during the late 1700s, including during Spanish control of the Louisiana Territory.