The history of the American West is obviously never complete without the tales of the many Americans who first lived on these vast lands. Here, you’ll find many of the chiefs, heroes, and warriors, that history records as significant in the westward expansion of the United States. Though there were literally thousands of men and women that could be mentioned, this ever-growing list of individuals begins with those most famous. See our Native American Heroes & Leaders HERE.
From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.
Did You Know?
September 17, 1862, the twelve-hour battle began, becoming America’s bloodiest one day battle in American History, with over 23,000 dead and wounded. Read about the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam, Maryland HERE.
Also, see our Civil War Facts & Trivia
On September 16, 1857, the United States Government accepted John Butterfield Sr. of Utica, New York a contract for an “Overland Mail Service to California”. Read about John Butterfield and the Overland Mail Company HERE.
The small community of Ingalls, Oklahoma, located about halfway between Stillwater and Yale, Oklahoma, is no longer shown on state highway maps. Only a few deserted buildings, stone foundations, and a stone memorial mark the site of the famous gunfight on September 1, 1893. Read about it HERE
The Old West
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This tale is adapted from a chapter of a book written by Cy Warman, entitled The Last Spike And Other Railroad Stories, and explores the eerie tale of the Mysterious Signal and the Ashtabula Train Disaster. Read this historic text from 1906 HERE.
Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.
You may not realize but there are many things to consider when it comes to working out of your RV. Here are a few to keep in mind. Rachel Weimer explores some tips for those virtual, working travelers HERE.
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