Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail (HM20PI)

Location: Lamar, CO 81052 Prowers County
Buy Colorado State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 6.677', W 102° 37.094'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 107 views
Inscription

1822 - 1872

The Santa Fe Trail was the main trade route between Franklin MO and Santa Fe NM. The main part of the trail was 780 miles long. Thousands of freight wagons rumbled along the trail each year, except for the winter months. The trail passes several historical sites in the area, as well as many other sites along the trail. The trip took about six weeks, one way. The majority of the wagons were pulled by oxen. Oxen were more efficient because they ate and drank less than horses or mules. They also were less likely to be stolen by Indians. Oxen traveled at one and a half miles per hour. Freighters traded goods (clothes, coffee, flour, sugar and guns) for beaver and buffalo hides. As the rails were laid Westward, the need for the wagons ended.
Details
HM NumberHM20PI
Series This marker is part of the Santa Fe Trail series
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 708810 N 4220841
Decimal Degrees38.11128333, -102.61823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 6.677', W 102° 37.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 6' 40.62" N, 102° 37' 5.6400000000001" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)719
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7625-7705 US-287, Lamar CO 81052, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?