Western Expansion

About the Gold Rush

Why do we call them 49ers anyway--find out here. Information on collision of cultures, the impact of "the rush" and more.

Discovering Lewis & Clark

Explore the preparations for the trip, the soldiers, diplomats and members, and discoveries that were made on the trip.

Lewis & Clark's Expedition

Take a trip with Lewis and Clark as they make their journey to the western frontier.

Lewis and Clark | Discovery Education

Watch short video clips about the expedition. Use your own email username and password to access the site.

Lewis and Clark | History Channel

Watch a short video clip about the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804.

Lewis & Clark | PBS

You are leading the expedition. What decision would you make on the trail?

Gold Country

The California Gold Rush comes alive with true stories about the people who lived it.

Gold Rush History

Lots of links to click on at this site to learn about the Gold Rush. Information on famous people or "players", The Donner Party, a brief history of California's gold and more.

The Lure and Legacy of the Gold Rush

Walk in the footsteps of the 49ers to see what the gold rush looked like, see pictures depicting this time, and more. The link called "Gold Rush" has a narrator that reads about this time to you.

The Overland Trail: Stations, Stops, and Landmarks

The stage stations on the Overland Trail from East to West are listed.

Trails to the Gold Rush

Thousands of emigrants rushed across the United States to find their fortunes during the California Gold Rush.

Westward Expansion

Explore the timeline of Westward expansion.