Map of the Original Survey of the Santa Fe Trail Approved by President Monroe One Hundred Years Ago

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Description: Map of the Santa Fe Trail, accompanied by a newspaper article concerning the history of the route. Includes a table of distances on the old trail from Independence to Santa Fe with the names of the principal camping places. "The distance from Independence to Santa Fe was variously estimated at from 750 to 800 miles."
Date: August 9, 1925
Location: CD21 Tiff; CD23 JPEGs; SC117, Series 3-13: Pioneer Trails #3
Barcode: 30000163
Item Type: Map
Note: An enlarged photocopy of this map may be found under the call number SC117, Series 3-13: Pioneer Trails #4 (ContentDM: 1956).


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