|Lewis and Clark||Lewis and Clark Expedition - from Wikipedia|
|PBS: Lewis and Clark||The Lewis and Clark Expedition|
|The Louisiana Purchase||Fact Monster: The Louisiana Purchase|
|Jefferson Acts To Expand The Nation with the Largest Single Land Purchase in U.S. History||Louisiana Purchase - from Wikipedia|
|Pikes Peak||About Pikes Peak|
|Brief History and TImeline of Pikes Peak||Pikes Peak - from Wikipedia|
|People Important to America's Westward Expansion|
|PBS: The American West||History.com: Westward Expansion Videos|
|Mountain Men and the Western Fur Trade||Mountain Men: Pathfinders of the West|
Oregon-California Trail Association: A site that provides virtual trails, trail facts, and people and places about: the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Applegate Trail and the Mormon Trail. The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) seeks to preserve the stories and the legacy of the 19th century American migration.
|The Cumberland Gap||Back in Time: The Cumberland Gap|
|Tennessee History for Kids: The Cumberland Gap||The Cumberland Gap - from Wikipedia|
|History of the Wilderness Road - Wikipedia||History.com: The Wilderness Road - Facts and Video|
|Individual Famous Western Trail Sites|
|Facts about the 16 Oregon Historic Trails|
|Wagon Trains and Wagon Train Parties|
|Covered Wagons and Stagecoaches|
|The Covered Wagon|
|Parts of a Wagon Train||Pennsylvania History: The Conestoga Wagon|
|The Covered Wagon: Facts||Wikipedia: The Conestoga Wagon|
|The Stagecoach||The Stagecoach Driver|
|California State Parks: Stagecoach History (with photos)||Wells Fargo: Stagecoach History|
|The Concord Stagecoach Gallery with Pictures||The Six-Horse Hitch|
|Historic Forts of the Old West||Historic Forts of the Old West|
A Day In The Life Of A Pioneer: Several page description
How Stuff Works: Pioneer Life: How the Donner Party Worked, Railroad Expansion, John Colter, Jacques Laramie, Why Do We Remember the Alamo? Kit Carson, Why was Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier? Northwest Boundary Dispute, Pierre Esprit Radisson, Old Railroads;Learn about the movement to expand the country in the pre-Revolutionary War years.
Household Objects Found in a Pioneer's Home: Description and pictures
Life as a Pioneer: Why Move West?: Informative articles
Life in a Log Cabin: Introduction, Building a Log Cabin, The Crowded Cabin, : Preparing Meals, Keeping House
Pioneer Families: Pictures and facts about pioneers and their families
Pioneer Life: Descriptions and photos
Pioneer Life through Pictures: An EXCELLENT site from the Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University Libraries
|Mexican War||Concise History of the U.S. Mexican War|
|History.com: The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)||Mexican–American War From Wikipedia|
|Mining and the Old West||Ghost Towns and Mining Camp History|
|Mining in the Old West||Legends of American: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps|
Bad Hombres: Outlaws and Gunmen: Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Bill Doolin, Black Jack Christian, Black Jack Ketchum: Biographies
Frontier Legends: Outlaws & Lawmen of the Wild West: Short biographical information
|Individual Famous Gunslinger Sites|
|Individual Famous Cowgirl Sites|
|The Pony Express||San Francisco Museum: The Pony Express|
|Pony Express Home Station||Pony Express History - from Wikipedia|
PBS: The Trails of Westward Expansion: Click on any state on the map, or select a trail or territory from the list below to learn about cities, towns, settlements, trails, scenes of conflict, routes of commerce and natural features profiled within Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion (1807-1912): The Opening of the Far West: Brief historical description
Westward Expansion and Regional Differences: Building Unity, Extension of Slavery, Latin America and the Monroe Doctrine, Factionalism and Political Parties, Nullification Crisis, Battle of the Bank, Whigs, Democrats and "Know-Nothings", Stirrings of Reform, Women's Rights, Westward Seneca Falls
*In 1867, America purchased Alaska from Russia.
*America's movement west had severe conquences for Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi.
*The Overland Trail (also known as the Overland Stage Line) was a stagecoach and wagon trail route in the American West during the 19th century.
*The California Trail was the main route to the Golden State of California. Over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers followed that trail in hopes of finding riches and better land to farm.
*The Cherokee Traii, also known as the Trappers' Trail, was established in 1849 by a wagon train headed to the gold fields in California.
*The Sante Fe Trail was known as the "Highway to the Southwest".
*The Oregon Trail stretched for 2.00 miles, and was a wagon train route that connected towns on the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and the towns in between.
*The Applegate Trail which originated in 1846 was the southern route of the Oregon Trail.
*The prairie fire, as described in a letter by prairie farmers, John and Sarah Kenyon, was one of the big problems that pioneers feared.
Life in a log cabin was not easy. Every family member was responsible for helping to maintain the household.
*Many pioneer children never attended school because they were needed at home as an extra farm hand. Early pioneer schools were just one room with several grades..
*Pioneers spent most of their time growing foods to be eaten, and tending to animals that could provide food.
American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!
The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.
American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword
Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword
The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE
Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword
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