Author Archives: Allan Wheeler

About Allan Wheeler

History major, tour guide (Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico), teacher/lecturer, former board member Santa Fe Trail Association and reenactor with the NM Humanities Council. ( See bio included in williambecknell.com for additional related information).

Becknell’s Ancestors

Santa Fe Trail Association member, Marion Lowe, is overseeing the restoration of William Becknell’s gravesite. The site is located about six miles west of Clarksville Texas on the south side of Highway 82, on a corner of what is still … Continue reading

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The Life of William Becknell

 website (Revised September, 2013) THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM BECKNELL,
FOUNDER OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL –
A Warrior, Trader, Explorer, Judge, Legislator, Farmer and Rancher Purpose: This paper was compiled by Allan J. Wheeler of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to my site about William Becknell, the Santa Fe Trail, and the history of the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. I give presentations about these subjects to interested groups in the guise of William Becknell. If you know of … Continue reading

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