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'Kit'  Carson
Christopher Houston Carson [1809-1868]


photograph of 'Kit' Carson [1809-68], circa 1865          short profile

works about 'Kit' Carson
works by 'Kit' Carson

movies & TV about 'Kit' Carson

family & friends

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"In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero,
slaying Indians by the hundreds." — 'Kit' Carson

"Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili." — alleged dying words of 'Kit' Carson

"I thought Kit Carson was a fictitious character." — biographer Hampton Sides


     B I O
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Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809[1] – May 23, 1868)

Kit Carson entry at Wikipedia

thorough Kit Carson article by Marc Simmons in Winter 2007 issue of El Palacio Magazine


Books  About  'Kit' Carson
search all books by/about Kit Carson at Amazon

"The First Biography of Kit Carson" [1847]
http://www.longcamp.com/kit_bio.html

"Life of Kit Carson: The Great Western Hunter and Guide" [1869] by Charles Burdett

"Life of Kit Carson" [1873] by J.S.C. Abbott

"The Hero of The Prairies: or, The Story of Kit Carson" [1882] by John S.C. Abbott
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hero-Prairies-story-Carson/dp/B0047EXSLS/

"The Daring Adventures of Kit Carson and Fremont: Among Buffaloes, Grizzlies, and Indians"
[1888] by John Charles Frémont

"The Life of Kit Carson: Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent, and Colonel U.S.A." [1899] by Edward Sylvester Ellis
http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Carson-Edward-Ellis/dp/1890623040/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Carson-Edward-Sylvester/dp/1444440799/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Kit-Carson-Trapper/dp/0554135221/
http://www.archive.org/details/lifeofkitcarsonh00ellirich
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7882
http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Kit-Carson-U-S/dp/B0068QCGNY/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Kit-Carson-ebook/dp/B000FC24H0/
Kindle Edition from MobileRef [9/00] for $0.00

"The Long Trail" [1920 novel] by J. Allan Dunn

"Kit Carson In California: With Extracts From His Own Story"
[California Historical Society 1922] by Charles Lewis Camp

"On Sweet Water Trail" [Reilly & Lee Co. 1928 novel] by Sabra Conner

On To Oregon 1928 novel by Honoré W. Morrow  "On To Oregon" [ages 8 & up; 1928 novel] by Honoré W. Morrow
The epic journey of the Sager children by covered wagon along the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon in 1848, with help from Kit Carson.
HarperCollins illustrated 7½x5¼ pb [4/91] out of print/used
HarperCollins illustrated hardcover [1946] out of print/used
Overland With Kit Carson 1930 book by George Douglas Brewerton  "Overland With Kit Carson: A Narrative of The Old Spanish Trail In '48"
[Coward-McCann, 1930] by Lt. George Douglas Brewerton, 1930 Introduction by Stallo Vinton. New Introduction by Marc Simmons

originally published as installments in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1853 to 1862
Univ Nebraska Press 8x5¼ pb [9/93] for $16.00
Kessinger Publng 1930 edition 9x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $34.92
Coward-McCann / Fireside hardcover [1930] out of print/used
Comanche Chaser 1938 novel by Dane Coolidge  "Comanche Chaser" [1938 novel] by Dane Coolidge
Sieur Charles Perrault de Hautcoeur ruled his family and the retainers and slaves of his vast domain in New Mexico, but he was under threat of attack by a fierce Comanche chief called Espejo, whose burning ambition was to marry Luz, the cattle baron's daughter.
Gunsmoke Westerns mass pb [2/99] out of print/used
E.P. Dutton hardcover [1938] out of print/scarce
The Pioneers 1840s Western novel by Courtney Ryley Cooper  "The Pioneers" [1938] by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Indian scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train to Oregon, circa 1840
Dell Mapback #290 mass pb [1949] out of print/used
Little, Brown hardcover [1938] out of print/used
Story of Kit Carson book by Edmund Collier  "The Story of Kit Carson" [1953]
by Edmund Collier, Illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer

Grosset & Dunlap 8x5¼ hardcover [1953] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 8x5¼ hardcover [1953] out of print/used
Kit Carson and The Wild Frontier YA novel by Ralph Moody  "Kit Carson and The Wild Frontier" [1955 YA novel]
by Ralph Moody [1898–1982], Illustrated by Stanley W. Galli

Bison Books 8x5½ pb [3/2005] for $11.86
Random House 8½x5¾ hardcover [1955] out of print/used
Great Westerner biography of Kit Carson by Bernice Blackwelder  "Great Westerner: The Story of Kit Carson" [1962]
by Bernice Blackwelder

Caxton Printers 8x5½ hardcover [1962] out of print/many used

"Navajo Roundup" [Pruett Publns, 1970] by Lawrence Kelly ISBN 0871080427

"Kit Carson: A Portrait In Courage" [June 1980] by M. Morgan Estergreen & Edgar L. Hewett
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-A-Portrait-Courage/dp/0806116013/

Kit Carson Trapper King novel by Laura Parker  "Kit Carson: Trapper King" [1982 novel] by Laura Parker
"Pioneer, lover, soldier, father, killer, mountain man - a legend in his own time - Kit Carson was known throughout the West as a man of courage and strength, a man equal to the challenge of a land that offered no mercy."
Dell mass pb [4/82] out of print/many used
Kit Carson Pattern for Heroes book by Thelma Guild and Harvey Carter  "Kit Carson: A Pattern For Heroes" [1984]
by Thelma S. Guild and Harvey L. Carter

mixed reviews on Amazon: some say book is dull, some say good scholarship
Bison Books 8½x5¼ pb [1988] for $24.95
Univ Nebraska Press 8½x5¼ hardcover [9/84] out of print/used

"Kit Carson: Trailblazer of The West, 1809-1868" [2/1988]
by Dan Zadra (Author), John Keely (Author, Illustrator), Dick Brude (Illustrator)
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Trailblazer-1809-1868-People/dp/0886821894/

"Kit Carson In The West: A Guide" [July 1992] by T.H. Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-West-Famous-Footsteps/dp/0929709098/

"Kit Carson (First Biographies)" [YA July 1995]
by Jan Gleiter (Author), Kathleen Thompson (Author), Rick Whipple (Illustrator)
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-First-Biographies-Gleiter/dp/0811493520/

"Kit Carson Days: 2 Volumes" [Univ Nebraska Press, 1995] by Edwin L. Sabin
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Days-1809-1868-Vol/dp/0803292376/
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Days-1809-1868-Vol/dp/0803292384/

"Kit Carson: Frontier Scout" [YA 2/96] by William R. Sanford & Carl R. Green
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Frontier-Legendary-Heroes/dp/089490650X/

"Kit Carson: Indian Fighter or Indian Killer?" [Univ Press CO, 1996]
Edited by R.C. Gordon-McCutchan ISBN 0-87081-393-5

"A Right Fine Life: Kit Carson on the Santa Fe Trail" [YA 1997] by Andrew Glass
http://www.amazon.com/Right-Fine-Life-Carson-Santa/dp/0823413268/

"Kit Carson and The Indians" [Univ Nebraska Press, 2000] by Tom Dunlay
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Indians-Thomas-Dunlay/dp/0803266421

"A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and The Claiming of The American West"
[Touchstone 2001] by David Roberts ISBN 0-684-83482-0
http://www.amazon.com/Newer-World-Fremont-Claiming-American/dp/0684870215/

Kit Carson appears as a supporting character in "The Berrybender Narratives" [2002–2004],
a series of four novels by Larry McMurtry

Kit Carson & His Three Wives book by Marc Simmons  "Kit Carson & His Three Wives: A Family History" [2003]
by Marc Simmons

Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 pb [5/2011] for $17.12
Univ New Mexico Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2003] for $26.95
Blood and Thunder biography of Kit Carson by Hampton Sides  "Blood and Thunder: The Epic of Story of Kit Carson and The Conquest of The American West" [2006 national bestseller] by Hampton Sides
Anchor Trade 8x5¼ pb [10/2007] for $11.56
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2006] for $23.10
Life of An American Border Man book by David Remley  "Kit Carson: The Life of An American Border Man" [2011]
by David Remley

Kindle Edition from Univ OK Press [10/2011] for $9.99
Univ OK Press 8½x5½ pb [1/2012] for $14.04
Univ OK Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/2011] for $18.89
The Real Story of Kit Carson for Kindle by Alton Pryor  "The Real Story of Kit Carson (The Wild West Series #8)" [2011]
by Alton Pryor

Kindle Edition from Stagecoach Publng [7/2011] for $2.00 {sic}
★           ★

Avon produced a series of Kit Carson comic books that lasted nine issues [1950–1955]

seven "Kit Carson Annual" comic books [1954–1960], often drawn by D.C. Eyles

"The Adventures of Kit Carson" [Classics Illustrated No. 112, Oct 1953] is based on John C. Abbott's
1873 book; the comic book went through nine printings between 1953 and 1969

"Blazing The Trails West" [Classics Illustrated Special Issue No. 144A, June 1958] includes a chapter on Kit Carson

Dime Novels About Kit Carson
At least 25 'Kit' Carson dime novel titles were published from 1849 through 1923

Dime Novel Companion book by J. Randolph Cox  "The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book" [May 2000]
by J. Randolph Cox

Encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel with over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers & editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales; also a publishing chronology and a selected bibliography.
Kindle Edition from Greenwood Press [5/2000 edition] for $95.96
Greenwood Press 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2000] for $119.95
Kit Carson, The Prince of The Gold Hunters dime novel by Charles Averill  "Kit Carson, The Prince of The Gold Hunters" [1849]
by Charles E. Averill

Kessinger Publng 8¾x5¾ pb [9/2010] for $13.75
BiblioLife 8x5 pb [11/2009] for $15.41
HardPress Publng 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $17.90
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $26.56
Fighting Trapper dime novel by Edward Sylvester Ellis  "The Fighting Trapper: or, Kit Carson To The Rescue"
[Frank Starr & Co. 1874] by Edward Sylvester Ellis

Book Jungle 9¼x7½ pb [5/2009] for $12.95
Lost Classic Books 7½x5½ pb [3/98] for $14.95
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2008] for $28.99
Kit Carson, King of Scouts dime novel  "Kit Carson, King of The Scouts" [1923] by 'An Old Scout'
First published in Pluck and Luck Stories of Adventure Magazine circa 1908, reissued in hardcover in 1923 • out of print, not found on Amazon


Works  by  'Kit' Carson
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, The Nestor of The Rocky Mountains, From Facts Narrated
By Himself" was dictated to John Mostin in 1856, and edited & published by DeWitt C. Peters in 1858; later
editions were edited by Blanche C. Grant (1926), Milo Milton Quaife (1935), and Harvey Lewis Carter (1968)

Life and Adventures of Kit Carson book edited by DeWitt C. Peters  "The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, The Nestor of The Rocky Mountains, From Facts Narrated By Himself" [1858]
Dictated to John Mostin & edited by DeWitt Clinton Peters

Hervey Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2008] for $26.45
Dustin Gilman & Co. hardcover [1873] out of print/used
Kit Carson's Own Story of His Life autobiography edited by Blanch C. Grant  "Kit Carson's Own Story of His Life" [1926]
Edited by Blanche Chloe Grant, new Introduction by Marc Simmons

Sunstone Press 9x6 pb [12/2006] for $17.90
Kit Carson's Autobiography edited by Milo Milton Quaife  "Kit Carson's Autobiography" [1935]
Edited with an Introduction by Milo Milton Quaife

Univ Nebraska Press 8x5¼ pb [12/66] for $12.00
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [6/2008] for $31.88
Lakeside Press hardcover [1935] out of print/used
Dear Old Kit, Historical Christopher Carson book by Harvey L. Carter  "Dear Old Kit: The Historical Christopher Carson" [1968]
by Harvey Lewis Carter

pp 38-150 consist of an annotated edition of "The Kit Carson Memoirs, 1809-1856"
Univ Oklahoma Press 9x6¼ pb [9/90] for $19.95
Univ Oklahoma Press hardcover [9/68] out of print/used


Movies & TV  About  'Kit' Carson

American Frontiersmen on Film & Television book by Ed Andreychuk  "American Frontiersmen on Film and Television: Boone,
Crockett, Bowie, Houston, Bridger and Carson" [2005]
by Ed Andreychuk

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [5/2011] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 9¾x7¼ hardcover [4/2005] for $49.95

"Kit Carson" silent two-reeler [Biograph Oct 1903]
Directed by Wallace McCutcheon • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb

"The Cheyenne Raiders: or, Kit Carson On The Santa Fe Trail" [Kalem/General June 1910]
b&w silent short • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb

"Kit Carson" b&w silent short [Bison/New York Motion Pictures Aug 1910]
Directed by Fred J. Balshofer • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb

"With Kit Carson Over The Great Divide" b&w silent feature
[Sunset / Aywon Film Sept 1925]
lobby card for 1925 "Kit Carson Over The Great Divide"   Produced by Anthony J. Xydias; written & directed by Frank S. Mattison; starring Roy Stewart, Henry B. Walthall, Marguerite Snow, Sheldon Lewis, Earl Metcalfe, Charlotte Stevens, Jack Mower {as Kit Carson}, Arthur Hotaling, Lew Meehan, Billy Franey & Nelson McDowell
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"Kit Carson" silent feature
[Paramount-Famous-Lasky June 1928]
promo poster for Fred Thomson's 1928 "Kit Carson" silent feature film   Plot details uncertain, but seems to be of the romance genre, since prominently-billed Nora Lane portrays Kit's third wife Josefa. Directed by Lloyd Ingraham & Alfred L. Werker; co-written by Frances Marion as 'Frank M. Clifton'; starring {her husband} Fred Thomson [1890-1928]; also starring Nora Lane, Dorothy Janis, Raoul Paoli, William Courtright, Nelson McDowell & Ray Turner
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"Fighting With Kit Carson" 12-chapter serial
[Mascot Pictures July 1933; re-issued as feature 1948]
poster for Chapter 10 of serial "Fighting With Kit Carson"   Famous scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train West that is carrying a government gold shipment; Kit is forced to hide the gold when attacked by marauders, then has to prevent the marauder gang from locating the gold. Chapter Titles: 1. The Mystery Riders; 2. The White Chief; 3. Hidden Gold; 4. The Silent Doom; 5. Murder Will Out; 6. The Secret of Iron Mountain; 7. The Law of The Lawless; 8. Red Phantoms; 9. The Invisible Enemy; 10. Midnight Magic; 11. Unmasked; and 12. The Trail To Glory
Co-directed by Armand Schaefer; co-written & co-directed by Colbert Clark; starring Johnny Mack Brown {as Kit Carson}, 'trick rider' Betsy King Ross, Noah Beery Sr., Noah Beery Jr., Tully Marshall, Edmund Breese & Lane Chandler; other actors include Al Bridge, stuntman Yakima Canutt, stuntman Tommy Coats, Iron Eyes Cody, William Farnum & stuntman Ken Cooper; edited as feature film "The Return of Kit Carson" {not on IMDb} released in 1948 by Albert Dezel Productions
Alpha Video b&w DVD [1/2005] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [6/2005] for $13.49
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [6/2002] for $9.95
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

watch the twelve chapters free online at Internet Archive
#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12

"The Painted Stallion" 12-chapter serial
[Republic Pictures June 1937; re-issued as feature 1938]
Painted Stallion___   The first wagon train from Missouri to Santa Fe (circa 1826) threatens the power of the corrupt Lt. Governor, so he sends a gang of thugs to stop the pioneers heading West. Chapter Titles: 1. Trail To Empire; 2. The Rider of The Stallion; 3. The Death Leap; 4. Avalanche; 5. Volley of Death; 6. Thundering Wheels; 7. Trail Treachery; 8. The Whistling Arrow; 9. The Fatal Message; 10. Ambush; 11. Tunnel of Terror; 12. Human Targets Directed by Alan James & Ray Taylor & William Witney; starring Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo, Sammy McKim {as teenage Kit Carson}, Hal Taliaferro {as Jim Bowie}, Jack Perrin {as Davy Crockett}, stuntman Yakima Canutt
DVD [8/00] for $0.00
VHS [8/00] for $0.00
serial credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-12-Episodes/dp/B000MH3NZA/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-Crash-Corrigan/dp/B0001WTWM4/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-Chapters-1-12/dp/B000BT96L4/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-Ray-Corrigan/dp/B000094Q3P/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-VHS-Corrigan/dp/6301750675/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Painted-Stallion-Serial-Corrigan/dp/B001HA4878/

"The Painted Stallion" (1938) feature /tt0372457/

"Overland With Kit Carson" 15-chapter serial
[Columbia Pictures July 1939, re-release Feb 1951]
Overland With Kit Carson 15-chapter serial from Columbia Pictures  Filmed in California & Utah; the government sends famed Indian scout Kit Carson and Army Lt. David Brent to stop raids by Indians and attacks by an outlaw gang led by the mysterious Pegleg. Chapter Titles: 1. Doomed Men; 2. Condemned To Die; 3. The Fight For Life; 4. The Ride of Terror; 5. The Path of Doom; 6. Rendezvous With Death; 7. The Killer-Stallion; 8. The Devil's Nest; 9. Blazing Peril; 10. The Black Raiders; 11. Foiled; 12. The Warning; 13. Terror In The Night; 14. Crumbling Walls; and 15. Unmasked Directed by Norman Deming & Sam Nelson; starring Wild Bill Elliott {as Kit Carson}, Richard Fiske {as Brent}; other actors include Iris Meredith, Trevor Bardette, Francis Sayles, Bobby Clack, Iron Eyes Cody, James Craig
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

"Kit Carson" [United Artists Aug 1940]
Kit Carson 1940 movie starring Jon Hall  Mountain man 'Kit' Carson and two pals join U.S. Army Capt. John C. Frémont's force (the story combines Fremont's Third Expedition of 1845 and the Fourth Expedition of 1846); along the Oregon Trail and then the California Trail, they battle Mexican military forces; upon reaching Monterey, they stir up the creation of the Bear Flag Republic; filmed at Iverson Ranch and at Monument Valley in Utah & Arizona. Directed by George B. Seitz; starring Jon Hall {as Kit Carson}, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews {as Frémont}, Harold Huber, Ward Bond, Renie Riano, Clayton Moore, Rowena Cook, Raymond Hatton {as Jim Bridger}, Harry Strang, C. Henry Gordon, Lew Merrill, Stanley Andrews, Edwin Maxwell {as John Sutter}, George Lynn, Charles Stevens & William Farnum
Henstooth Video b&w DVD [1/2013] for $16.98
Anchor Bay colorized VHS [7/89] for $21.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Lawless Plainsmen" 1820s Western [1942] /tt0034969/ starring Charles Starrett

"Trail of Kit Carson" [1945] /tt0038185/ has nothing to do with Kit Carson

"The Return of Kit Carson" [Albert Dezel Prodns 1948]
not listed on IMDb; feature film edited from 12-chapter serial "Fighting With Kit Carson" [1933] {see above}

"Along The Oregon Trail" 1840s Western [1947] /tt0039145/ starring Monte Hale

"The Adventures of Kit Carson" TV Series
[Universal/Revue TV 1951-55]
publicity still of Bill Williams and Don Diamond from "The Adventures of Kit Carson" TV series  104 half-hour b&w episodes starring Bill Williams as rugged frontiersman Kit Carson and Don Diamond as his Mexican sidekick El Toro; guest actors include stunt double John L. Cason, Tristram Coffin, Denver Pyle, Sheb Wooley, George Chandler, Lee Van Cleef, Raymond Hatton, Harry Lauter, Mara Corday, Pilar Del Rey, Lyle Talbot, Richard Farnsworth, James Best, John Doucette & Kermit Maynard
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD box set [10/2007] 104 episodes on 11 disks for $74.99
E.D.I. Video b&w DVD [5/2010] 10 episodes on 2 disks for $9.98
TV Guide/Genius Products b&w DVD [8/2005] 6 episodes for $4.66
Marathon Video b&w VHS [1/2003] 6 episodes for $17.88

"Death Valley Days"
Sponsored by Pacific Coast Borax; radio series, 1930-1952; syndicated TV series 1952-75
series credits at IMDbofficial series website {parked 3/2012}Wikipedia

"Head of The House" TV episode [Sept 1958]
Hosted by Will Rogers, Jr.; Carson portrayed by Morgan Jones • episode credits at IMDb

"Stubborn Mule Hill" TV episode [Jan 1963]
Hosted by Stanley Andrews; Carson portrayed by David McLean • episode credits at IMDb

"Samaritans, Mountain Style" TV episode [Oct 1966]
Hosted by Stanley Andrews; Carson portrayed by Phillip Pine • episode credits at IMDb

"Spring Rendezvous" TV episode [Nov 1967]
Hosted by Robert Taylor; Carson portrayed by James MacArthur • episode credits at IMDb

"The Indian Girl" TV episode [Jan 1968]
Hosted by Robert Taylor; Carson portrayed by James MacArthur • episode credits at IMDb

"Bridger" aka "Jim Bridger & Kit Carson" [TV 1976] /tt0074240/

"Kit Carson and The Mountain Men" [Disney 1977] /tt0325689/

"Dream West" docudrama [1986 TV] with Kit Carson and John C. Fremont as characters /tt0090422/

"Carson and Cody, The Hunter Heroes" [History Channel 2003]
http://www.amazon.com/Carson-Cody-Hunter-History-Channel/dp/B000FBFYQY/

"Kit Carson" [PBS/American Experience 2008]
Location filming at El Rancho de las Golondrinas south of Santa Fe, NM
http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Carson-Michael-Murphy/dp/B0013TR4KQ/



Family  &  Friends

first wife Arapaho woman Waa-Nibe {'Grass Singing'} Carson [d. 1838?]
daughter Adeline Carson Simmons [1837-61]

second wife Cheyenne woman Making-Our-Road Carson [] - married 1841, separated shortly after

third wife Josefa Jaramillo Carson [b. 1829?; d. April 1868] - married 1843
son Carlos Adolfo Carson [b. May 1850; d. Feb 1851]
son William 'Julian' Carson [b. Oct 1852; d. 1889]
daughter Teresina Carson [b. July 1855; m. 1871; d. circa 1872]
son Christopher Charles 'Kit II' Carson [b. June 1858; d. 1929]
daughter Rebecca Carson Lewis [b. April 1864; suicide ??]
daughter Estella Carson Wood [b. Dec 1866; died ??]
daughter Josephine Carson Howard Squires [b. April 1868; d. ??]

Kit Carson III [1883-1974] of Colorado

Daniel Boone & family

Kit's trapper friend Tom Tobin [1823-94] of Colorado

commander Stephen W. Kearney [1794-48]

commander John C. Frémont [1813-90]

New Mexico rancher Lucien Maxwell [1818-75]
"Lucien Maxwell: Villain or Visionary?" [1999] by Harriet Freiberger
http://www.amazon.com/Lucien-Maxwell-Harriet-Freiberger/dp/0865342865/


L i n k s
Kit Carson entry at Wikipedia
Kit Carson Home & Museum [built circa 1825] in Taos, New Mexico
Kit Carson Museum [est. 1950] at Rayado, New Mexico ghost town [est. 1848]
http://www.kcsdr1.org/our-community/town.html
Poco Loco General Store in Carson, New Mexico
Kit Carson entry at Encyclopedia of World Biography
Kit Carson Lodge [est. 1926] on Silver Lake near Shingle Springs, California
http://www.kids-n-cowboys.com/kit-carson.html timeline

thorough Kit Carson article by Marc Simmons in Winter 2007 issue of El Palacio Magazine
Highway 160 East at Exit 15 of I-25 near Trinidad, Colorado is known as the Kit Carson Trail


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