The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-12
  • Publisher: Univ of Missouri Pr
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For nineteenth-century travelers, the Santa Fe Trail was an indispensable route stretching from Missouri to New Mexico and beyond, and the section called "The Missouri Trail"-from St. Louis to Westport-offered migrating Americans their first sense of the West with its promise of adventure. Truth was, any easterner who wanted to reach Santa Fe had to first travel the width of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Civilization to Sundown The Santa Fe Trail Beginsp. 1
The Missouri Frontier: "To the Boonslick, to be sure!"p. 7
"As far as we wish to go": William Becknell Leads the Wayp. 30
Life on the Trailp. 57
Wagons and Merchandise on the Missouri Trailp. 83
The F-A-R W-E-S-T: Missouri Trail Townsp. 104
Conclusion: The End of the Trailp. 122
Appendix: The Language of the Missouri Trail A Glossaryp. 127
For More Readingp. 139
Indexp. 141
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