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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Santa Fe Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
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. Marker is in Kit Carson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Carson (within shouting distance Trinidad's First City Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West (approx. half a mile away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Viet-Nam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Women & Children's March, 1914 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cathay Williams (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.