Project Updates - Protection, Development, and Promotion of the Trail
Spring 2013 - Retracement trail opens, sign and exhibit unveilings, youth program update, and YouTube site uploads.
Fall 2012 - Updates on National Register nominations, sign plans, exhibits, and workshops.
Spring 2012: Updates include new exhibits with the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, National Register nominations, planning for the visitor experience at Bent's New Fort, and new activities for children and families.
Fall 2011 - Exhibit unveilings, Rediscovery Survey, Signs, Connect Trails to Parks, Highlights, and More!
Spring 2011: Exhibit Updates, New Faces and Places, Sign Plan Released, Workshops, and Connect Trails to Parks.
Fall 2010 - In this issue: New Faces & Places, Completed Exhibit & Sign Projects, In-the-Works Projects, New Certified Partners, Raising Awareness.
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.