February 2024 Wagon Tracks

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The February issue of Wagon Tracks is in the mail. Do you love research? This one is for you. Be amazed by Doug Holdread’s cover artwork of a meteor shower over Bent’s Fort, then read Marc Simmons’ article about comets and meteors on the Santa Fe Trail, and how they figured in the release of a free black man. Did the same fellow travel the Santa Fe Trail? Read Mary Penner’s article and her suggestions for further research to verify this story. You can be part of the crowd-sourcing to solve this mystery by delving into her outlined opportunities. Next read Leo Oliva’s “the rest of the story” regarding Cathey Williams, and how additional research cast a new light on this individual. Finally, learn more about Henry Cuniffe of Las Cruces, by Doyle Daves.