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December 25, 1821: Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, is born. This ambulance is one of 11 vehicles purchased by the Central Cuban Relief Committee of New York for use by Barton and the American National Red Cross.

December 25, 1821: Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, is born. This ambulance is one of 11 vehicles purchased by the Central Cuban Relief Committee of New York for use by Barton and the American National Red Cross.

The Fifty-Niners -- a report was filed in the Kansas City Journal of Commerce: 1,351 teams recently counted on the Santa Fe Trail between Council Grove and the Arkansas Crossing, with as many more on the way. And the St. Joseph Gazette, commenting on the traffic from that city to Fort Kearny, reported that the road was “lined almost the entire distance with trains of emigrants. For several weeks past, one hundred trains on an average, have crossed the Big Blue per day.”

The Fifty-Niners -- a report was filed in the Kansas City Journal of Commerce: 1,351 teams recently counted on the Santa Fe Trail between Council Grove and the Arkansas Crossing, with as many more on the way. And the St. Joseph Gazette, commenting on the traffic from that city to Fort Kearny, reported that the road was “lined almost the entire distance with trains of emigrants. For several weeks past, one hundred trains on an average, have crossed the Big Blue per day.”

Photo of The last large bull train on its way from the railroad to the Black Hills. It was made in 1890. Train of oxen and three wagons in open field.

Photo of The last large bull train on its way from the railroad to the Black Hills. It was made in 1890. Train of oxen and three wagons in open field.

William Henry Jackson [1843-1942] painting 'Sand Hills on The Platte River', 1932

William Henry Jackson [1843-1942] painting 'Sand Hills on The Platte River', 1932

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