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Old Spanish Trail

Western trade routes may be thousands of years old
This etching, “On the Santa Fe Trail” attributed to Frederic Remington, depicts just a few of the many thousands of travelers who used the trails of western expansion. The Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to Santa Fe and points west intersects with the Old Spanish National Historic Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The Old Spanish Trail Association is mapping and helping preserve these routes.
A lithograph of Mexican Arrieros Frédéric Lehnert, printed in 1836 by Carl Nebel.
The Saltillo Serape design comes from northern Mexico and is indicative of the expansive trade over the Old Spanish and Santa Fe Trails. This specimen is held by Fort Lewis College’s Center for Southwest Studies.
A Spanish “desert” amulet found near Castle Dale, Utah, on the trail from Abiquiu, N.M., through Ignacio, Durango, Moab and Castle Dale.
A pack train at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail goes from Santa Fe to Los Angeles.
Jefferson
Strong Elk
Blackburn

Old Spanish Trail

This etching, “On the Santa Fe Trail” attributed to Frederic Remington, depicts just a few of the many thousands of travelers who used the trails of western expansion. The Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to Santa Fe and points west intersects with the Old Spanish National Historic Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The Old Spanish Trail Association is mapping and helping preserve these routes.
A lithograph of Mexican Arrieros Frédéric Lehnert, printed in 1836 by Carl Nebel.
The Saltillo Serape design comes from northern Mexico and is indicative of the expansive trade over the Old Spanish and Santa Fe Trails. This specimen is held by Fort Lewis College’s Center for Southwest Studies.
A Spanish “desert” amulet found near Castle Dale, Utah, on the trail from Abiquiu, N.M., through Ignacio, Durango, Moab and Castle Dale.
A pack train at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail goes from Santa Fe to Los Angeles.
Jefferson
Strong Elk
Blackburn
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