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The First Military Escort on the Santa Fe Trail 1829 American Trail Series Vol. VII by Otis E. YoungVII
The Wilderness road by Robert L. Kincaid1
The Overland Trail by Jay Monaghan2
The National Road by Philip D. Jordan3
The Devil's Backbone: the Story of the Natchez Trace by Jonathan Daniels4
The Old Post Road: The Story of the Boston Post Road by Stewart H. Holbrook5
The Golden Road by Jr. Felix Riesenberg6
The California Trail: An Epic With Many Heroes by George R. Stewart7
Westward Vision; The Oregon Trail by David Lavender8
Doomed Road of Empire : The Spanish Trail of Conquest by Hodding Carter9
The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail by Wallace Stegner#10
The Great North Trail by Dan Cushman#11
The El Dorado Trail by Ferol Egan#12
The Bloody Bozeman by Dorothy M. Johnson#13
The Great Wagon Road by Parke Rouse#14
Siskiyou Trail: The Hudson's Bay Company route to California (The American trail series) by Richard H. Dillon#15
Crooked Road: The Story of the Alaska Highway by David A. Remley#16
The Long Trail: How Cowboys & Longhorns Opened the West by Gardner Soule#17
Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail by David Lavender#18

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