• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Original Route BEGIN

original route begin

As discussed for the Original Route NEXT XX MILES sign, this original route sign is used to identify the beginning point of a segment of road to be signed as an original route. See the description of Original Route NEXT XX MILES for consideration of use.

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

Missourian William Becknell was successfull in reaching Santa Fe for trade after the Mexican Revolution of 1821. Prior to that time, Spain had vigorously protected the borders of its New Mexico colony. Becknell is considered the "father" of the historic Santa Fe Trail.