Bullwhacker Western Terminus Activity Text

Purple Junior Wagon Master Western patch showing a church
The activities for the Bullwhacker Western Terminus Section patch are below. To earn your patch, complete these activities. Use the Junior Wagon Master Story Map to read each site's supporting historical information.

You will need a notepad or extra drawing paper for several activities.


Pecos - Visiting a National Historic Site

Pick up a Pecos National Historical Park Junior Ranger booklet. Enjoy your visit to the park and complete two-thirds of the booklet as part of the requirement for the Junior Wagon Master Program. Ask a staff member to sign this page.

Signature of Pecos National Historical Park staff member:


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Palace of the Governors - Visiting a National Historic Site

Pick up a Palace of the Governors Junior Ranger booklet. Enjoy your visit to the museum and consider completion of the booklet as part of the requirement for the Junior Wagon Master Program. Ask one of the staff members to sign this page.

Signature of Palace of the Governors staff member:


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Tribal Diversity

Take a walk along the American Indian vendors in front of the Palace of the Governors. Ask at least six vendors which tribe they represent and write their responses. Some may represent more than one tribe.


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Flaws in Fact Become Glitches in Granite

Find the marker erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution organization in 1910. If you look carefully, you can spot two mistakes. Identify the errors and provide the corrections that would be needed to make the marker accurate.

1. Look at the dates for the Santa Fe Trail. What is incorrect?

a. The mistake with the date is:

b. The era of the Santa Fe Trail was from:

2. What is wrong with the map that shows the states bordering New Mexico?

a. The mistake with the map is:

b. The states bordering New Mexico are:


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Art & Architecture

a. Sit and study the front of the chapel. Why is this chapel considered a unique building?

b. List some of the items which make the front of the chapel one-of-a-kind. The chapel has these distinct qualities:

c. I like/dislike this style because:


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Written in Wood

The chapel’s woodwork was done by local artists, some of it during the Santa Fe Trail era. Find the big, hand-cut beam which is the bottom part of the choir loft.

1. Something is written on that beam. What is it?

2. Draw the beam with it's writing. Add some of the decorations you see.


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Sculpting Three Cultures

There are three cultures represented in the Journey’s End monument. Name the three cultures and identify which figure represents each.

Culture & Representative 1:

Culture & Representative 2:

Culture & Representative 3:



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Memorial to a Governor

Enter the cemetery and proceed to section C. Find the marker for Governor Charles Bent. On the lines below, write the top six lines of the inscription.

Contact a caretaker or find a cemetery map for help if needed.


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El Rancho de las Golondrinas - Visiting a National Historic Site

Enjoy a visit to El Rancho de las Golondrinas as part of the requirement for the Junior Wagon Master Program. Ask one of the staff members to sign this page.

Signature of El Rancho de las Golondrinas staff member:


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Last updated: February 7, 2018

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