• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

Council Grove

Last Chance Store exhibit image

Council Grove, Last Chance Store

Ten exhibits were originally designed for Council Grove in the late 1990s. Over time, the exhibits lost their luster and were redesigned and replaced in 2013. Click here to view all ten exhibits (2.8 MB, pdf, large file).

Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Missourian William Becknell was successfull in reaching Santa Fe for trade after the Mexican Revolution of 1821. Prior to that time, Spain had vigorously protected the borders of its New Mexico colony. Becknell is considered the "father" of the historic Santa Fe Trail.