A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.
James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.
Presents a fictionalized account of the early life of Kit Carson and his travels throughout the West.
Rachel recounts how she and her family left Illinois to move to Nebraska, where they built and lived in a sod house on the prairie.
A young cowboy from Texas describes his experiences on his first cattle drive along the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
After gold is discovered in California in 1849, a boy and his father leave their Massachusetts home to prospect for gold in the hills outside of Sacramento.