National Frontier Trails Center

http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/nftm         Broken link?


One of the most fascinating epics in American History is the story of the overland migrations across the western American wilderness during the mid-nineteenth century. Thousands of wagon trains slowly snaked their way along rugged trails, crossing wind-swept prairies, barren deserts, and formidable mountain ranges. The pioneer adventurers faced storms, mud, swollen rivers, accidents, deserts, choking dust, thirst, deadly plagues, and many other dangers to seek trade, new homes and opportunities in the West. Many did not survive the grueling journey, with tens of thousands of unmarked graves silently guarding the trails today. This extraordinary saga ranks today as the largest voluntary, overland mass migration in the history of the world.



 
Address: 318 W. Pacific
Independence, Missouri  64050
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Contact:
(816) 325-7575 Wrong number?
NFTMinfo@indepmo.org No email response?  
Created 12/21/2013




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