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Santa Fe Trail Through Missouri
The Santa Fe Trail was important in the early history of the State of Missouri. Missouri had been a United States territory since 1812 and attained statehood in 1821; therefore, unlike the other four states along the trail, Missouri was already a state when the trail opened. The trail and the trade with Mexico provided a much needed boost to, and continuing support of, the economy of the young state. New settlements were formed and developed as outfitting points for the trail, and existing settlements such as St. Louis expanded and grew wealthy on the profits made from the trade.

Arrow Rock, MO - Boardwalk

Arrow Rock, MO - Boardwalk

Arrow Rock, MO - Huston Tavern

Arrow Rock, MO - Huston Tavern

Arrow Rock, MO - Landing, 1910

Arrow Rock, MO - Landing, 1910

Arrow Rock, MO - Lyceum Theater

Arrow Rock, MO - Lyceum Theater

Arrow Rock, MO - Main Street

Arrow Rock, MO - Main Street

Arrow Rock, MO - Old School

Arrow Rock, MO - Old School

Boonville, MO - 1923 Bridge

Boonville, MO - 1923 Bridge

Boonville, MO - Missouri River

Boonville, MO - Missouri River

Franklin & Boonville, MO - Historical Markers

Franklin & Boonville, MO - Historical Markers

Franklin, MO - Historical Marker

Franklin, MO - Historical Marker

Franklin, MO - Historical Marker Closeup

Franklin, MO - Historical Marker Closeup

Franklin, MO - Townsite

Franklin, MO - Townsite

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 2

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 2

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 3

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 3

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 4

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - 4

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 2

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 2

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 3

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 3

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 4

Sibley, MO - Fort Osage - Interior - 4