| The Interactive Santa Fe Trail | Kansas
1995 through March 1996
- Lynn H. Nelson at :
There's a Santa
Fe Commission Report in the Kansas Collection
library that has an original survey _and_ three big maps of the trial
- Steve at CHINN@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu:
I guess the moon company changed their URL. Here's the new one.
Also, the Kansas Collection is up (started), and I found some
Santa Fe Trail info and maps there. Seems like someone was
just asking about sft maps... Steve
- Daniel R. Kalal, at email@example.com:
Thanks for providing the info on the Heritage Server. Are there any pages
that cover maps and further information on either the Sante Fe or Oregon
- Bob Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Thanks for the Santa Fe Trail Homepage. However it kinda quit at the
Colorado line. Couldn't you get out of Kansas? Bob Jones (6/23/95)
(NOTE: You're right. So far we have some pictures of
Colorado and New Mexico sites, but there's plenty of room for more
information. Any volunteers???) July 29: see Bob's info on Bent's Old Fort
- Bob Jones, at email@example.com:
Yes, I have traveled the whole trail. That's about all I have done for the
last 4 or 5 years. I can probably answer any questions you might have about
the SFT, especially in Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I volunteer at
BEOL (National Parkese for Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and a lot
shorter to type). We just got a computer a couple of months ago and got on
line a few weeks ago so I am not too whippy in that area. Bob Jones
- firstname.lastname@example.org, Margaret Moga:
As a member of the Santa Fe Trail Association and a person who has
driven through Kansas
following the trail I want to thank you
for these pages. My daughter, who is both a birder and a prairie lover,
fell in love would this wonderful state - especially the Flint Hills! I
only wish there was even more information. I have two suggestions - !)
GRAPHICS! These pages need more pictures. 2) Have you contacted anyone
with the SFTA? They have a simply marvelous newsletter called "Wagon
Track" that really should be downloaded on to the WEB. If you contacted
the Editor - Leo E. Oliva - PO Box 31 - Woodston, KS 67675 (913)
994-6253 maybe he would be interested. If the newsletter in done on a
computer, then it could be put on a disc and in some way linked to these
pages. Forgive me for this perhaps silly suggestion. Although I love the
Internet, I am no computer expert. Maybe what I suggest can't be done.
Anyway, it's something I've wanted to do for a long time. If you do
contact Mr. Oliva, tell him this suggestion came from me. THANKS again
for these pages. P.S. Being bird lovers, I do read the Prairie Falcon
pages on the Net, too - other great pages! Margaret Sullivan Moga (My
nickname is Honey)
- CHINN@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu, Steve Chinn:
I found another URL you might add...
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
- I am looking for information on Camp Nichols
near Kenton, Oklahoma. email@example.com
- There were three landmarks called "Point of Rocks" on the
SFT. Where were they? Do they still exist today?
Thoroughly enjoy this homepage.
- One Point of Rocks was near Middle Spring- on Cimarron
Nat'l Grasslands near Elkhart
96/01/14 from dd46-162.compuserve.com
- The Point of Rocks west of Dodge City was basically destroyed in 1981 when the
highway was widened. The Point of Rocks north of Elkhart, KS is along the
Cimarron River. The New Mexico Point of Rocks is east of Springer in Colfax
Co., on the Cimarron Cutoff.
- I am interested in information relevant to walking the
Santa Fe Trail. Thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
96/01/18 from 188.8.131.52
- A great place to walk is around Ft. Larned in Kansas. It is
accessible and has national park funding. Ruts are still
visible in fields. 96/01/20
- A group of Olathe, Kansas, teachers are planning a 175th anniversary of the Santa
Fe Trail celebration. I have been asked to compile a list of resources for
secondary students, 7-12. Does anyone know about any good materials? Please
e-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks Susie
- What does "Riding Dry" on the Santa Fe Trail Cattle Drives mean?
- Weren't the cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail? The dry route of
the Santa Fe Trail is mentioned in the history
section of this info on Kinsley, KS by John Howell.
- Really Great Pages! We atVirginia Dale
Colorado are just starting to put together some pages on the Overland
Trail as it passed through Colorado. It was established in 1862
by Ben Holladay who bought the old COC&PP Lines that at one
time went through Kansas. Any information about the
Overland Trail will be greatly appeciated. Elizabeth, at firstname.lastname@example.org (updated 1/31/99) 96/02/13
- My favorite stop on the Santa Fe Trail is Council
Grove, where my parents live. I am hoping to introduce them to the
usefullness of e-mail and would like to contact the Council Grove
librarian via e-mail. Can anyone give me the library e-mail address?
Sincerely, Jay Klee email@example.com.
- I have just drove the SFT from west to east and found it fascinating. I
am currently putting together a book about Minnesotas old trails and
stage stations c. 1850-1860 and have been researching this for many years
and am seeking any research tips on locating road history and location.
Does anyone have any information they can share? I have depleted my
Minnesota resources and am still looking for more if I can find any.
no email address 96/02/25
- this concerns the events surrounding flower pot mound in barber
county. any information would be appreciated. 96/03/04
- Greetings from Anne Carter in Independence, Missouri. Our local Santa
Fe Trail Chapter is planning a SFT trek on April 20th. Led by Pauline
and Eric Fowler, we will follow the Becknell route from Lexington, MO to
Independence, Mo. The tour will take all day. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 96/03/13
- Thanks for including Colorado in your Santa Fe Trail page. The only event I
know of at BEOL concerning the 175th anniversary of the SFT is on July 27, 1996
and is a part of an auto tour that starts on July 25, 1996 at Lamar, Colorado
and continues down the Trail into New Mexico.
The official schedule at BEOL is: July 4, 1996 - Independence Day. August 3,
1996 - Kid's Quarters. August 25, 1996 - Founders Day. December 13-14, 1996 =
Bob, Bent's Old Fort, email@example.com
- From DOUG_H@TSJC.Colorado.EDU:
Here are some other links you might want to consider:
Bent's Fort on the Lajunta Co.
home page, National Park Service Sites:
Also, FYI, The First National Bank in Trinidad is producing a commemorative
175th SFT calander. I am doing 13 original watercolor painting to illustrate
it. Harry Myers, Superintendant at Fort Union will write text.
- The March/April issue of the AAA magazine "Hone & Away"
has an article on 175th Anniversary Celebrations in Kansas
towns on the Santa Fe Trail. It also has a article on Frontier Forts.
John R. Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Kansas Heritage Magazine came and there is a place on the Santa Fe Trail
map that has aroused my curiosity, it is a place called Chouteau's Island.
Does anyone know anything about this place or who this was named after? have
a Kansas relative who had a son named Chouteau and now I am wondering what
this name is all about. I had figured it was French since this relative
married into a French family. Thanks, hope someone knows..
Barbara Rentenbach, email@example.com
- KANSAS! Magazine has a good feature on the Santa Fe Trail in the April issue.
Bob McArthur, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Arlington, Va. 96/03/27
- The latest issue (May/June 1996) of the "Home & Away" magazine (the one
that AAA publishes) has an article about the Santa Fe Trail entitled
"Western Trail Mix" on pages 22-24. Much of the article is about Kansas.
Brian Jarvis in Dayton, Ohio From "Brian Jarvis", Brian_Jarvis@smtp.rc.trw.com>