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.
Did You Know?
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.