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Glorieta and Raton Passes--
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By looking at Glorieta and Raton Passes: Gateways to the Southwest, students learn about how these remote passes in the mountains influenced the course of the westward expansion of the United States. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Glorieta Pass National Historic Site
Glorieta Pass National Historic Site is part of the National Park System. Visit the Pecos National Historical Park's web site to learn more about the site.

Santa Fe National Historic Trail
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail's web site includes an online Visitor Center that offers a history of the Trail, as well as maps, photos, and a good bibliography.

National Parks Conservation Association
NPCA, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting the American park system. Consult their web site for more information on the parks, such as Glorieta Pass, they are working hard to protect and conserve.

American Southwest--National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
The American Southwest with its distinctive building traditions, its languages, religions, and foods, reflects the vitality of the Spanish, Mexican, Indian and Anglo cultures which formed its history and the Southwest we see today. This National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary highlights over 58 historic places, including Pecos National Historical Park, teaching us about the contributions of the various people who settled this distinctive area.

The U. S. Mexican War
This web site is an online companion for a Public Broadcasting System documentary on the Mexican War. It contains conversations with and essays by leading Western historians with differing views on Manifest Destiny and other related issues.

Library of Congress
Search the American Memory Collection web pages for primary resources on the history of the west.

National Park Service Civil War Website
Visit the official National Park Service Civil War Web Site. Offering the current generation of Americans an opportunity to know, discuss, and commemorate this country's greatest national crisis, while at the same time exploring its enduring relevance in the present, the website includes a variety of helpful features and links such as the About the Civil War page that offers a timeline and stories from various perspectives. Also included are links to Civil War Parks, NPS education programs, and much more.


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