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Thread #35931 Message #493407
Posted By: Jim Krause
27-Jun-01 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Question for Old West history buffs
Subject: RE: BS: Question for Old West history buffs
Kat, The Santa Fe Trail ran from Westport (now part of modern Kansas City, MO) southeast to Council Grove KS, then angled along toward the Arkansas River where it crossed near modern day Great Bend, KS. One then could follow the Santa Fe toward modern La Junta, CO where there was a trading post called Bent's Fort. Modern US Highway 56 nearly parallels the Santa Fe Trail. Does that help?