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Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail Matthew C. Field

Matt Field on the Santa Fe Trail

Matthew C. Field

Published April 15th 1995
ISBN : 9780806127163
Paperback
368 pages
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In 1839 a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune, Matthew C. Field, joined a company of merchants and tourists headed west on the Santa Fe Trail. Leaving Independence, Missouri, early in July with a few wagons and a carefree spirit, Field recordedMoreIn 1839 a journalist for the New Orleans Picayune, Matthew C. Field, joined a company of merchants and tourists headed west on the Santa Fe Trail. Leaving Independence, Missouri, early in July with a few wagons and a carefree spirit, Field recorded his vivid impressions of travel westward on the Santa Fe Trail and, on the return trip, eastward along the Cimarron Route. Written in verse in his journal and in eighty-five articles later published in the Picayune, Field’s observations offer the modern reader a unique glimpse of life in the settlements of Mexico and on the Santa Fe Trail.