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Santa fe Trail
Trails & Paths
Leroy R Hafen
William Elsey Connelle...
Harvey L Carter
Harry C Myers
A Geographical History of the Santa Fe Trail
An essay detailing the Santa Fe Trail that spanned from Santa Fe, New Mexico on the western end and the various accounts of where it may have ended on the eastern end, oftentimes being noted as Independence,...
A Jumbo Crowd-Pleaser Arrives
January 31, 2010
The Airline History Museum added a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar to its aircraft on display on January 29, 2010. The jumbo jet was headed for the scrap heap until an Arizona man donated the $100,000 that allowed...
A Long Long Trail
Photo and biographical article about Martin Jones, government surveyor of the Santa Fe Trail in 1876 and Jackson County surveyor from 1854 to 1860, assisting in "lay[ing] out the city limits of Independence...
A Map of a Large Country Newly Discovered in the Nothern America
Continuation of title: Situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea Together with the Course of the Great River Meschasipi.
Facsimile of 1698 map depicting Father Louis Hennepin's impressions...
A Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico, Showing the Great Western Prairies
Photo reprint of a map showing westward routes, locations of Indian tribes in the middle west and western United States in 1844, and some particular notations which probably refer to details of Josiah...
Above a Great Copper Mine: The Kneeling Nun Still Prays for Mercy
Illustrations and biographical article about Daniel Jackling, organizer of the Chino Mining Company at Kneeling Nun Mountain in New Mexico in 1909, born in Bates County, Missouri, in 1869 and starting...
Alexander Majors Residence
The Majors Home at 8145 State Line Road, was built by Alexander Majors, one of the founders of the Pony Express, in the late 1850s. He was also a partner in the famous Russell, Majors & Waddell freight...
America's National Historic Trails
Chapter of the book about the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, following the Santa Fe Trail between (central and western)Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico, from Mexican independence in 1821 to the late...
An Interview With Antonio Sandoval
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Date of interview unknown. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents.
An Interview With Dan Torres
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 23, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With John A. Rodriguez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded May 19, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Lucy Lopez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded July 21, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains
Thorough description of the caravans of covered wagons passing through Kansas City's Grand Avenue, for trade with Santa Fe, New Mexico, "which consisted last year of over nine thousand wagons."
Apache Chiefs, Da-va-ko and Dor-con-each-la
Studio portrait of two Apache chiefs, Da-va-ko and Dor-con-each-la, in traditional dress. A handwritten description reads" "Apache Chiefs, who have a history not soon to be forgotten by the people of New...
Architectural Metal Firm Forges Expansion
Article describes Zahner's newly expanded manufacturing plant at 8th Street and Paseo as well as the company's success in using metal in art and architecture. Zahner began business in 1897 as an architectural...
Art. VII. [Expeditions to Santa Fe]
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,...
As the Wheel Turns: The Evolution of Freighting on the Santa Fe Trail, an Introduction
First in a series of articles examining the evolution of freighting on the Santa Fe Trail over four time periods: 1821-1846, 1846-1848, 1848-1866, and 1866-1880. This installment provides an overview of...
Before Lewis and Clark: The Story of the Chouteaus, the French Dynasty That Ruled America's Frontier
This book traces some of the early generations of the Chouteau family starting with Auguste, son of René Augustin Chouteau and Marie Thérèse Bourgeois and the descendants of Marie and Pierre Laclède...
Billy the Kid
Information on the life of William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney, or Billy the Kid (1859-1881), an outlaw of the West, especially New Mexico, his place of death. Born in New York and partially raised in Kansas,...
Biography of Hector V. Barreto Sr. (1935-2004), Businessman
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