Initially created to honor Union soldiers killed during the Civil War, national cemeteries have become memorials to all United States veterans. Learn about the Evolution of National Cemeteries and the establishment of Memorial Day.
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In May of 1927, America was shocked and horrified by the deaths and injuries of dozens of children and adults in the Bath School disaster. Also known as the Bath School Massacre, as of today, it remains the deadliest attack on a school in U.S. History. Read more HERE.
On May 16, 1842, the first organized wagon train on the Oregon Trail set out from Elm Grove, Missouri, with more than 100 pioneers. On May 22, 1843, with up to 1,000 settlers, livestock, and more, the Great Migration departed to follow the same route from Independence, Missouri, arriving in the Willamette Valley in a massive wagon train. Begin your journey on the Oregon Trail HERE.
Newly updated for 2023, The EZ66 Guide For Travelers 5th Edition is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral-bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games.
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Indian Removal Act Map
Signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, the Indian Removal Act authorized the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi River in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. It paved the way for the reluctant and often forcible emigration of tens of thousands of American Indians to the West. Read about the Indian Removal Act of 1830 HERE.
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In May of 1836, Cynthia Ann Parker’s life would be turned upside down at the age of 11 after being kidnapped by Comanche Indians in Texas. Read the story about Cynthia Ann Parker, White Woman in a Comanche World.
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In many of the ancient burial mounds of West Virginia, several “giants” were found in years past. Other large skeletons were found in the early days of coal mining, and more were found as people were excavating the ground for other purposes. Learn more about Giants in West Virginia.
Mysteries in American History
Enjoying a burger at the B-Hive while traveling through Colby, Ks.
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