This exhibit focuses on the trail in the area of the Colorado-New Mexico border and is located at the NRA Whittington Center - Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest. Click here to view the exhibit (853 KB, pdf).
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.