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us: Aubry, François Xavier, 1824-1854

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    • us: Aubrey, François Xavier, 1824-1854
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        Santa Fe, N.M.
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        • found: Exploring southwestern trails, 1846-1854, 1974: title page (François Xavier Aubry)
        • found: François X. Aubry: trader, trailmaker and voyageur in the Southwest, 1846-1854, 1975
        • found: The Handbook of Texas Online, via WWW, March 19, 2012 (Aubry, François Xavier (1824-1954); François Xavier Aubry (Aubrey), explorer and merchant; born near Maskinongé, Québec, on December 3, 1824 to Joseph and Magdeleine (Lupien) Aubry; in his teens he went to St. Louis as a merchant clerk and entered the Santa Fe trade; his solo return trips from Santa Fe to St. Louis were accomplished so quickly and accompanied by such dangers that he received much publicity in the nation's press; by 1849 Aubry was one of the leading frontier merchants; he made several St. Louis-Santa Fe trips and found an important shortcut on the Santa Fe Trail, known as the Aubry Cut-Off (northwest of the Cimarron route); he made two Santa Fe-California trips in 1853-54, moving thousands of sheep over inhospitable lands to San Francisco; on his return trips he located an important wagon (later railroad) route along the thirty-fifth parallel; died August 18, 1854 in a Santa Fe cantina after Maj. Richard H. Weightman fatally stabbed him with a Bowie knife)
        • found: The French in New Mexico, via WWW, March 19, 2012 (Aubry, François-Xavier (1824-1854); French Canadian trader and adventurer; he was among the most famous people of his time and was nicknamed the "Skimmer of the plains," having made the fastest crossing from Santa Fe to Independence, Missouri)
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