an important trade route going between Independence, Missouri, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, used from about 1821 to 1880.
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How to use Santa Fe Trail in a sentence
They were swarming all along the old Santa Fe Trail, on the watch for parties whom they could overwhelm and destroy.The Life of Kit Carson | Edward S. Ellis
When about half-way across the plains, they struck the great Santa Fe Trail.Christopher Carson | John S. C. Abbott
When they ran out of food they killed their pack animals, and thus managed to subsist until they struck the Santa Fe Trail.
Another portion turned off southward, for the Santa Fe Trail again.The Pike's Peak Rush | Edwin L. Sabin
The story of the Santa Fe Trail, now passing into oblivion, once was on the tongue of every man.The Passing of the Frontier | Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for Santa Fe Trail
an important trade route in the western US from about 1821 to 1880, linking Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Cultural definitions for Santa Fe Trail
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