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Down the Santa Fé Trail and into Mexico : the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico In June 1846 Susan Shelby Magoffin, eighteen years old and a bride of less than eight months, set out with her husband, a veteran Santa Fe trader, on a trek from Independence, Missouri, through New Mexico and south to Chihuahua.

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Santa Fe (124)


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