Travel the Trail: Map Timeline 1873 - 1878
1873 - 1875
1875 - 1876
1876 - 1878
Did You Know?
After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.