Skip to page body Home City Hall Residents Business Visitors Services Weho TV
kcarson.jpgKit Carson, born Christopher Carson in Kentucky, ran away from home and traveled to Taos, New Mexico, where at 17 he began to make his living as a trapper, hunter, and guide. Carson led U.S. explorer John C. Frémont on three expeditions through the Rocky Mountain region. Accepting a commission as a colonel in the U.S. Army in 1861, Carson fought against Native American and Confederate forces.
Last updated: 6/19/2006 5:51:44 PM