By: American Pioneer Trails Association
Date: 1945 (circa) Manchester, N.H.
Dimensions: 16.5 x 22.25 inches (41.9 x 56.5 cm)
An exciting and informative map detailing the route of the legendary Santa Fe Trail that took early settlers from Independence, Missouri to the Spanish Territory of New Mexico and one of America's oldest cities, Santa Fe.
This map illustrates the route in red with a portrait of its most famous pioneer Kit Carson in the middle. His home of Taos and and its unique adobe style buildings are illustrated as is a friar greeting a traveler just outside of old San Miguel Church in Santa Fe. Other vignettes include a portrait of the Kiowa Chief Kicking Bird, a Comanche warrior, Bent's Fort, the Mormon church, Pony Express, and a Spanish Conquistador to name a few.
Additional trails are shown in yellow that correspond to a key just below the title cartouche. These include the Oregon Trail, Pony Express Route, Overland Stage, El Camino Real ( Coronado's March (1540-41), Escalante's Exploration (1776), Fremont's Exploration (1843-44), Butterfield's Denver Stage, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Mormon Trail, to name a few.
Condition: This map is in A condition with some light soiling in the lower right margin. The map has been backed with linen for preservation purposes.
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