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Kansas Pacific pushes on through Kit Carson, Colo.

Courtesy photo Pictured is a bronze sculpture of Kit Carson in Trinidad, Colo.

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P.G. Scott’s diary and David Clapsaddle’s commentary supplements Clapsaddle’s Rendezvous article that appeared in an issue of Wagon Tracks.

By David K. Clapsaddle

The Kansas Pacific Railway pushed westward out of Kansas in 1869, extending its tracks into Colorado Territory where the fledgling town of Kit Carson, Colo. was in its first stage of development.
P.G. Scott’s report:
“Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1870. Started last night at 3 p.m. and were soon out of the sand when we had good roads but vegetation is much the same.
“It hardly ever rains here, ‘ergo’  (Ergo ...


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