Wagons
Circle the Wagons!

Circle the Wagons!

Emanuel Leutze’s 1863 oil Indians Attacking a Wagon Train vividly captured and perpetuated the fears of Americans migrating West on the Overland...

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Wagons West

Wagons West

The wagon trains first began heading west in the early 1820s with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail from St. Louis. However, the emigrant trains to...

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True Grit

True Grit

Eighteen-year-old Susan Magoffin traveled West with her lady’s maid on the Santa Fe Trail. Susan Shelby Magoffin was an unlikely traveler when she...

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Chuckwagons

Chuckwagons

The mother ship of the trail drives was a broad-beamed, sturdily vehicle that carried virtually everything that ten men might need on a prairie...

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The WagonMaster

The WagonMaster

The wagonmaster was almost invariably a powerful man who rose from the ranks of bullwhacker on the basis of his leadership qualities. His word was...

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