Hard Trail to Santa Fe Author:Tom West The call went out for volunteers to open the new trading route from Texas to Sante Fe. Serving without pay, the men came seeking glory, gold, or adventure. Eager youths, renegades, ex-soldiers, and cowboys- they all were there, each with his own motive. — Red Blake had a darker reason for joining them: His wife had been taken by Comanches, and ... more »his only hope was to look for her in the great Taos slave market.
But most men's spirits were high. There were reports that the Mexican population was ready to revolt, and Texas was going to provide the rallying point for revolution.
It all seemed so simple.
Who could have guessed that it was destined to prove a trail of tragedy?« less