Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Carbine's Blog – July 2015 Archive (1)

Fire in the Pass

Native Americans were the first people who came through the pass centuries ago. They hunted in the area year round and built shelters that became their homes in the warm summer months to escape the valley heat below.

Later Spanish explorers and missionaries followed the Indian trails in search of converts. They were followed by the Mountain Men, most notably Jed Smith in 1826 - 1827, searching for the elusive but lucrative Beaver. Traders and Teamsters from Santa Fe  brought goods…

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Added by Carbine on July 18, 2015 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

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