Episode 18 - Santa Fe Trail
Added: Jan 21 2013
Frontier Fighters never to be forgotten heroic exploits in the history of a few brave men who made the West safe for civilisation.
The danger which characterised the early days of trail blazing reached its height during the post-civil war days when a few hundred men guarded almost 1800 miles of Santa Fe Trailwhich stretched from Kansas City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The one element that held back a great tide of migration into the plains country was the fear of attacks from Indians.
In 1866 travel along the Santa Fe Trailbecame so hazardous that something drastic had to be done...