Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Old Spanish Trail
Erected by Old Spanish Trail Association and La Boca Restaurant.
Location. 35° 41.357′ N, 105° 56.273′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on West Marcy Street near Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Angélico Chávez (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (about 500 feet away); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel The Spitz Clock (about 600 feet away); El Palacio Real (about 600 feet away); Annexation of New Mexico (about 600 feet away); Santa Fe Plaza (about 700 feet away); A Building Stood Here Before 1680 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . Old Spanish Trail Association. “For traveling Mexican caravans between 1829 and 1848, the Old Spanish National Historic Trail was known as the shortest path to riches between Los Angeles and Santa Fe. It was a trail of commercial opportunity and western adventure as well as slave trading, horse thieving and raids. The Old Spanish Trail route was established along a loose network of Indian footpaths that crossed the wide expanse of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert. With time, this newly established trade corridor attracted frontiersmen and U.S. military expeditions. For a lucky few, the Old Spanish Trail represented fortune. Quality woolen goods produced in New Mexico were traded for a surplus supply of horses and mules raised on California’s ranchos. These valued stock animals commanded premium prices in New Mexico and the western (Submitted on April 28, 2013.)
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