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Thread #35931   Message #493393
Posted By: katlaughing
27-Jun-01 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Question for Old West history buffs
Subject: Question for Old West history buffs
In doing research for footnotes etc. on the family history book I am working on, I've been trying to find the actual name of the wagon trail from Kansas to Leadville, Colorado, which followed the Arkansas River. My great-granddad went by wagon train to Leadville that way and I'd like to include the name of the trail as well as maybe a simple map.

I have spent a couple of hours finding all kinds of info on the railroads, wonderful oral histories by someone's Aunt Carol and others, as well as a bunch of other history, but none which actually name the trail.

Anyone know the name? Or, a good site with specific info on just the wagon trail?

Thanks a bunch!

kat

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