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The Old Santa Fe Trail

The Story of a Great Highway

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,461 / 439 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,398 3853
Genres: Adventure, Western

With a Preface by W. F. ''Buffalo Bill'' Cody

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orns like the cows of Morocco, and the hair very long and flocky, like that of the merino; some are light brown, others black. To my judgment the flesh is finer and fatter than that of this country. The Indians make blankets of the hides of those not full grown. They range over a district of more than four hundred leagues, and in the whole extent of plain over which they run the people that inhabit near there descend and live on them and scatter a vast many skins throughout the country.

It will be remembered by the student of the early history of our country, that when Alvar Nunez Cabeca de Vaca, a follower of the unfortunate Panphilo de Narvaez, and who had been long thought dead, landed in Spain, he gave such glowing accounts of Florida[1] and the neighbouring regions that the whole kingdom was in a ferment, and many a heart panted to emigrate to a land where the fruits were perennial, and where it was thought fl



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