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Josiah Gregg and the Santa Fe Trail

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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From delicate youth to intrepid explorer, Josiah Gregg chronicled his travels in what became a guidebook for those heading west. Explorer Josiah Gregg does not have the same level of name recognition as Daniel Boone, Zebulon Pike, or Hugh Glass. He fought no bears and killed no indigenous warriors. But in an age of great pioneers on the American frontier, he was among the most interesting. Gregg accomplished more in his relatively brief life than most people who live twice as long. His classic book, “Commerce of the Prairies,” was...

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