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Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Fe Trail

 
 
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
1. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Inscription.
This monument
marks the route of the
Santa Fe Trail
1822 - 1879
placed by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Colorado


It also commemorates
the faithful work of
Harriett Parker Campbell
in marking this historic
highway while
State Regent
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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. 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 a mile away); Viet-Nam War Memorial
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
2. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Text on the back side of the marker
The City of Trinidad contributed generously to this marker and set it in Kit Carson Park March 2, 1909 under the supervision of the State Commission Thomas W, Jaycox State Engineer; Ella A. McNeil State Regent D.A.R.; Maria B. Wheaton Chairman State Committee D.A.R.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Women & Children's March, 1914 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coal Miners' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Coal Miner's Canary (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Clash of Cultures (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.
 
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Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
3. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 67 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.
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