# Santa fe trail
Spanish Explorers of the Santa Fe Trail: The Dawn of New Frontiers in the 1500s and 1600s
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI. In R. L. Duffus' seminal work, The Santa Fe Trail, he elegantly captures the vibrant tapestry of human experience woven into the very fabric of the American West. Notably, in Chapter II, "Dawn on the Trail," Duffus paints a vivid picture of the early Spanish explorers who traversed these lands in the 1500s and 1600s. These intrepid adventurers were the precursors to the bustling trade route that the Santa Fe Trail would eventually become, and their journeys played a significant role in the Spanish Empire's expansion into the New World.
Beyond the Santa Fe Trail: Discovering Bent's New Fort and its Impact on Colorado's Early Days
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI. Nestled along the Arkansas River near the town of Lamar, Colorado, lies a forgotten treasure trove of American history: the remains of Bent's New Fort. Often overshadowed by its more famous sibling, Bent's Old Fort, the New Fort has a fascinating story waiting to be unearthed. Let's delve into the rich tapestry of this historic site and learn why a visit to this often-overlooked gem should be on your Colorado bucket list.
Children in Cages at the Vaile Mansion
The dark side of the Vaile Mansion is Mysterious and Creepy #independence
A Steamboat Lost in A Cornfield in 1853 worth Millions
The Arabia Steamship was found in a peculiar place . #steamboat #arabia
Pioneers in Arizona and the Woman of the Trail
Madonna of the Trail is a statue that pays respect to the woman of the pioneer trails . #pioneers
Built in 1840, the historic Lewis Jones house in Independence, Missouri won't be tested by time
Lewis Jones House in Independence, Missouri.Photo by25or6to4, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. On April 21, 1994, the Lewis Jones House in Independence, Missouri was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is located at 104 W. Elizabeth Street and was built around 1840.
Historic Smallwood V. Noland House in Independence, Missouri sits on property purchased in 1833
Smallwood V. Noland House, Independence, Missouri.Photo by25or6to4, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. On April 21, 1994, the Smallwood V. Noland House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is located at 1024 South Forest in Independence, Missouri. The home appears to be on a very large lot.
Oxen on the Santa Fe Trail
Most people do not know oxen are steer . They are trained to pull in tandem from the time they are young . Oxen are a better choice than other beasts of burden because of how sturdy they are . The work they could do would predate the tractor .
The House The Santa Fe Trail Built
Colonial Vaile built the most opulent House west of the Mississippi River. The house was built on the profits of maps pioneers purchased to make there way from Independence , Missouri to the west . The real problem came when the maps where not accurate . This was just the start of things going from bad to worse for the Colonial .
The Girl with the Blue Tattoo ; Frontier story of Olive Oatman
In 1851 the Oatman family was traveling west in a covered wagon . They where attacked by a renegade band and the two Oatman girls where kidnapped . The youngest girl died soon after but Olive survived to be rescued . When the was brought back , she had the most curious blue tattoo on her chin . She grew up to marry and do book lectures of her time as a captive .