This travel route explores the Military Branch of the Santa Fe Trail.
This route later became the path of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and the National Old Trails Highway.
“Battle of Trinidad” on Christmas Day, 1867.
A wrestling match developed into a riot with almost a thousand people engaged.
During the free-for-all, a wrestler of the Spanish-speaking group was killed and his slayer, a
stage driver, was arrested.
Friends of the stage driver rallied in his behalf, broke into the jail, and freed him.
The prisoner and his liberators fled to an empty adobe building where they were besieged
by the sheriff and a sizable posse.
The siege lasted four days, during which several persons were killed.
A war party of the Ute tribe appeared and offered to help the posse overcome the English-speaking whites.
The offer was declined by the sheriff, who threatened to arrange a truce with the besieged and combine the whole force against the Indians if they did not withdraw.
The Ute thereupon departed.
On the fourth day, cavalry from Fort Lyon and Fort Reynolds appeared and placed the citv under martial law.
The soldiers were withdrawn several weeks later when the opposing factions, resenting the strict discipline of the military, again threatened to unite against the troops.
For many years the hostility engendered by the affair continued, although it never again reached such a violent height.
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Slow Times Over Here/Midnight North
Beach Walk/Unicorn Heads
Pure Magic/Chris Haugen
Winds of Spring/the 126ers
Down the Street Blues/Unicorn Heads
American Frontiers/Aaron Kenny
Town of 24 Bars/Unicorn Heads
Twilight Train/Dan Lebowitz
Creek Whistle/Steve Adams
Waking to Reality/Unicorn Heads
Walking in the Sky/Nico Staf
Friendly Dance/Nico Staf
Chasing the Wind
Alta Loma Terrace/Wes Hutchinson
Blue Macaw/Quincas Moreira
Sunshine on Sand/Unicorn Heads
Highway Wildflowers/Bird Creek