Santa Fe

The story of tourism is not complete without mentioning the railways that initially brought tourists out to the canyon. The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad was chartered in 1859, eventually working with the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad to reach the west coast. Though originally meant to connect Atchison and Topeka, Kansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the railroad never entered New Mexico, due to rough terrain.


Santa Fe Railway promotional pamplets and menus [constructed title], 1903-1951.
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