• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

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    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

Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.