Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Santa Fe Trail
marks the route of the
Santa Fe Trail
1822 - 1879
placed by the
Daughters of the
State of Colorado
It also commemorates
the faithful work of
Harriett Parker Campbell
in marking this historic
1904 - 1908
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Colorado.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 10.63′ N, 104° 30.403′ W. Marker is in Trinidad, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kansas Avenue and San Pedro Street. Click for map. Marker is in Kit Carson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christopher Carson (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West (approx. half a mile away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. half Viet-Nam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ludlow Massacre - Cultural Frontier / Hispano Colorado - El Moro Country (approx. 3.4 miles away); Raton Pass (approx. 12.7 miles away); Road to Santa Fe - Over the Pass / Santa Fe Trail Country - "Uncle Dick" Wootton (approx. 12.8 miles away); Hastings Mine Explosion (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trinidad.
Regarding Santa Fe Trail. This is the largest DAR marker on the Santa Fe Trail. The date of "1879" indicates that the Trail was not used extensively after the coming of the Santa Fe Railway to southern Colorado in 1878.
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