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The Resource The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri, Mary Collins Barile

The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri, Mary Collins Barile

Label
The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri
Title
The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri
Statement of responsibility
Mary Collins Barile
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For nineteenth-century travelers, the Santa Fe Trail was an indispensable route stretching from Missouri to New Mexico and beyond, and the section called 2The Missouri Trail3{u2014}from St. Louis to Westport{u2014}offered migrating Americans their first sense of the West with its promise of adventure. The truth was, any easterner who wanted to reach Santa Fe had to first travel the width of Missouri. This book offers an easy-to-read introduction to Missouri{u2019}s chunk of Santa Fe Trail, providing an account of the trail{u2019}s historical and cultural significance. Mary Collins Barile tells how the route evolved, stitched together from Indian paths, trappers{u2019} traces, and wagon roads, and how the experience of traveling the Santa Fe Trail varied even within Missouri. The book highlights the origin and development of the trail, telling how nearly a dozen Missouri towns claimed the trail: originally Franklin, from which the first wagon trains set out in 1821, then others as the trailhead moved west. It also offers a brief description of what travelers could expect to find in frontier Missouri, where cooks could choose from a variety of meats, including hogs fed on forest acorns and game such as deer, squirrels, bear, and possum, and reminds readers of the risks of western travel. Injury or illness could be fatal; getting a doctor might take hours or even days. Here, too, are portraits of early Franklin, which was surprisingly well supplied with manufactured 2boughten3 goods, and Boonslick, then the near edge of the Far West. Entertainment took the form of music, practical jokes, and fighting, the last of which was said to be as common as the ague and a great deal more fun{u2014}at least from the fighters{u2019} point of view. Readers will also encounter some of the major people associated with the trail, such as William Becknell, Mike Fink, and Hanna Cole, with quotes that bring the era to life. A glossary provides useful information about contemporary trail vocabulary, and illustrations relating to the period enliven the text. The book is easy and informative reading for general readers interested in westward expansion. It incorporates history and folklore in a way that makes these resources accessible to all Missourians and anyone visiting historic sites along the trail."--Publishers website
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DLC
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Barile, Mary
Dewey number
977.8/03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F466
LC item number
.B246 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Readers for new literates
  • Missouri
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Label
The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri, Mary Collins Barile
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, index, and glossary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from civilization to sundown: the Santa Fe Trail begins -- The Missouri frontier: "to the Boonslick, to be sure!" -- "As far as we wish to go": William Becknell leads the way -- Life on the trail -- Wagons and merchandise on the Missouri Trail -- The f-a-r w-e-s-t: Missouri Trail towns -- Conclusion: the end of the trail
Control code
456171114
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780826218803
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456171114
Label
The Santa Fe Trail in Missouri, Mary Collins Barile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, index, and glossary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from civilization to sundown: the Santa Fe Trail begins -- The Missouri frontier: "to the Boonslick, to be sure!" -- "As far as we wish to go": William Becknell leads the way -- Life on the trail -- Wagons and merchandise on the Missouri Trail -- The f-a-r w-e-s-t: Missouri Trail towns -- Conclusion: the end of the trail
Control code
456171114
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780826218803
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)456171114

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