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Santa Fe Trail

a 780-mile (1255-km) wagon route from western Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico, that opened in 1821 and was frequently used, mainly for trade, until being superseded by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1880.

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