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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Hike the Santa Fe Trail June 1 2013

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Date: May 15, 2013

Hit the trail! Fort Union National Monument, in collaboration with the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and the Piojo Ranch, will be offering a rare opportunity for a guided hike along the Santa Fe Trail in eastern New Mexico on June 1, 2013. Imagine the sounds of hooves and wagons thundering along the trail while discovering wagon ruts hundreds of years old. Park Rangers and archaeologists will lead this two-mile, moderate hike. This hike will be held within the Piojo Ranch and will offer an opportunity to experience the trail in a pristine, undisturbed area. Come and learn about the rich and diverse local histories associated with the Santa Fe Trail and Fort Union. Meet at the Fort Union NM visitor center at 10am and then caravan out to the ranch. Bring closed-toe shoes, hat, water, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Call us to reserve a spot on the tour! There are no fees for this event.

Did You Know?

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In 1883 the Fort Union Dramatic Club, aided by the Twenty-Third Infantry band stationed at the post, performed in a two-night variety show in Las Vegas to raise funds for a post school. Tickets cost 75 cents for reserved seating and 50 cents for general admission.