• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Kansas Exhibits

Travel the trail by reading exhibits in towns across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Kansas saw a lot of trail traffic from 1821 to 1880.

 
Westport_Town of Kansas
Have you been to Westport Landing? Nine wayside exhibits tell the stories of the people, the bridges, the Town of Kansas, and the goods transported by steamboat up the Missouri River in the 1800s.
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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

In 1821, the eastern terminus of the historic Santa Fe Trail was Franklin, Missouri; by 1832, Independence, Missouri; and by 1845, at Westport Landing, now Kansas City, Missouri. Textiles and hardware were traded west; silver and mules were traded east.