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oregon trail stories

Oregon Trail Stories: True & Inspiring Tales of Prairie Pioneers

Overland pioneer stories are everywhere. There are thousands pooled in the ruts of the Oregon Trail slicing through…

daily life on the oregon trail

Daily Life on the Oregon Trail: What it Was Really Like

When was the last time your daily routine included helping an ox with his snot-rag or filtering your…

oregon trail landmarks

16 Iconic Landmarks on the Oregon Trail

The many forts, rocks, springs and other landmarks along the Oregon Trail kept settlers from losing not just…

hell on wheels railroad towns

Hell on Wheels History: Rowdy Railroad Towns Across the Plains

Building the Transcontinental Railroad was one of America’s biggest triumphs. At its completion, Captain John Currier beamed: “Thus…

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Ghost Towns

7 of Wyoming’s Best Ghost Towns to Explore Today

Wyoming’s ghost towns are relics of gold rushes – and even feature Calamity Jane. To feel the Old…

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Ghost Towns

7 Ghost Towns in Nevada and the History Behind Their Rise and Fall

Nevada is littered with more than 600 ghost towns, a testament to the boom-and-bust cycle of the state’s…

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15 Native American Ruins in Arizona that Offer a Historic Glimpse into the Past

Arizona’s most well-known Native American ruins range from beloved National Monuments to fascinating dwellings located in the most…

Native American Ruins in Colorado

5 Spectacular Native American Ruins in Colorado You Can Visit Today

While Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876, its life did not begin that day and its…

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Skeleton Cave: Exploring the Salt River Cave Massacre Site

Hidden in the cliffs above the Salt River between Canyon Lake and Apache Lake, Skeleton Cave is the…