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Old Spanish Trail

Old Spanish Trail Historical Overview

Map of Old Spanish Trail through the Mojave Desert
Map of Old Spanish Trail through the Mojave Desert



About the Old Spanish Trail

American Indian groups

Spanish colonial interest

In late summer of 1826

A major variation of the Old Spanish Trail

The major reason for travel

There was considerable legal trade

Some of the vast fur trade

Hispanic New Mexican families

Americans and other foreigners

With the American takeover of California

Over the years a number of military groups

Overall, use of the Old Spanish Trail


Revised and adapted from: Draft National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment July 2000 OLD SPANISH TRAIL New Mexico Colorado Utah Arizona Nevada California United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
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