Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Originally developed as a trading route between Mexico and the fledgeling U.S., The Santa Fe Trail quickly became one of the most important routes to California for those seeking fortune and land. This travel guide provides the reader with history, current reference points, and maps that allow both the armchair, and the roadside, explorer to find their way through story of this important western trail.
William Hill patterned Santa Fe Trail after his best-selling Oregon Trail, Yesterday and Today. Easy to use whether you are in an armchair or automobile: The book is divided into sections on history, maps, diaries, artists and what to see along the way. Contemporary and historical photos illustrate the presentation.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -223) and index.
About the Author
William Hill is the author of several books on historic, western trails including The Oregon Trail, Yesterday and Today; The Lewis and Clark Trail, Yesterday and Today; and The Santa Fe Trail, Yesterday and Today all published by Caxton Press. He is now retired from teaching and living in New York state.