Jornada del Muerto

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The Jornada del Muerto was the "Journey of Death" across the desert from roughly Fort Selden to Santa Fe. Travelers going between El Paso and Santa Fe could follow the Rio Grande north from El Paso until Fort Selden. This assured them of a water supply for themselves and their animals. The change in geography north of Fort Selden required moving into the desert valleys, which lacked fresh water. Many did not survive the trip. This, the name Jornada del Muerto. - Jornada del Muerto -

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