Santa Fe Trail Association

Wagonbed Springs Chapter - Points of Interest

"Having neglected to carry water with us, we were compelled to do without it for two days and
nights after leaving the Arkansas river, and when we did come to a cool, sparkling stream,
both animals and men were almost to the point of perishing..."
— Milton E. Bryan, on the Jornada, 1828



Art Source: The painting featured at the top of this page was done by artist and SFTA member Doug Holdread.
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Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.