Saga of a Texas Ranger–Series by Jeff Robenalt

Texas history and then some.

Santa Fe Expedition

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Santa Fe Expedition Witchita Falls

Santa Fe Expedition Witchita Falls

Santa Fe Expedition Comanche Warriors
Santa Fe Expedition Comanche Warriors

 

Santa Fe Expedition Austin 1840
Santa Fe Expedition Austin 1840

 

Santa Fe Expedition Mirabeau Lamar
Santa Fe Expedition Mirabeau Lamar

 

In 1841, President Lamar sought Congressional approval to send an expedition to New Mexico. However, when the Texas Congress wisely refused his request, Lamar proposed to send the expedition on his own initiative; ostensibly to establish a trade route across northern Texas to Santa Fe, and to offer the citizens of New Mexico an opportunity to voluntarily join the Republic. Of course it was rumored that should the Mexicans refuse such a generous offer, force could always be applied if and when the opportunity presented itself.

      A call for volunteers was issued, and men gathered from all parts of the Republic, eager to harvest the gold and silver that was said to be lying in the streets of Santa Fe for the taking. In addition, any merchant who was willing to ship his goods to Santa Fe was promised both transportation and protection for his merchandise.   *** Now read the entire article posted on this web site at “A Glimpse of Texas Past”. ***

Santa Fe Expedition Governor Manuel Armijo
Santa Fe Expedition Governor Manuel Armijo
Santa Fe Expedition Covered Wagons

Santa Fe Expedition Covered Wagons

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