Santa Fe Trail: The Opening of New Mexico

April 2002
Monkeyshines on America;Apr2002 New Mexico Issue, p9
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In 1821, Mexico gained her independence from Spain, which had ruled the country for over 300 years. Spain had prohibited Mexico from trading with the new country of America to the east. After 1821, however, Mexico was free to have commercial relations with the U.S. This excited all of America, which yearned for the silver and gold treasures Mexico possessed. On May 22, 1822, a group of 21 men left Missouri and traveled over the 1,200-mile-long trail, which was extremely dry, rocky, and dangerous because of the threat of Indian attack.


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