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American Trails West

Follow the American travelers as they go west by various routes.


The Oregon Trail
Learn all about the famous trail from this outdoors site.

On the Oregon Trail
Students just like you put together this great site, which includes diary entries of travelers along the Trail.

Oregon Trail Pioneers
Follow travel along the Oregon Trail year by year. Site includes much more, including background, important events, and missionaries.

Oregon Trail Adventure
You, too, can follow the Oregon Trail in this fun adventure game!

Fish and Wildlife on the Oregon Trail: Then and Now
Learn about the animals of the Trail, in the past and in the present. You'll find that some things don't change.

National Oregon/California Trail Center
This site has it all, including an Oregon Trail timeline from 1803 to 1914.

Riding the Overland Stage
Mark Twain wrote this true account of traveling across country in a stagecoach in 1861.

American West: Pony Express
Lots of important facts about the Pony Express, its founding, its route, and its dangers.

Pony Express Museum
This museum celebrates the Pony Express, its riders, and its home, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Pony Express National Historic Trail
Follow the route of the famous horse-powered mail carriers.

Pony Express School House
Find many sources of good information on this site, including maps, a quiz, and articles written by students just like you.

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