Wagons West

Collection of Photos and Primary Source Documents

A collection of more than 30,000 photographs from the many Native American groups

who lived around Colorado to the views of mining towns and western landscapes.


Buffalo Bill Center of the West

This site describes itself as "five museums under one roof." Each one focuses on a

different aspect of western art of history, making this a great destination for browsing

and learning.

National Ranching Heritage Center

The National Ranching Heritage Center, located at Texas Tech University, is a museum

and historical park. The virtual tour provides an overview of historic ranch buildings featured in Proctor Park.

The Oregon Trail

This web site is brought to you by teachers Michael Trinklein and Steven Boettcher, creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning PBS documentary film. During the three years they spent researching the film, they found lots of great material that they put on this site to make it available to teachers and students.

Pony Express National Museum

St. Joseph, MO museum devoted to conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express.

Gold Rush

History Channel's site devoted to the California Gold Rush of 1849. Also provides links to their Westward Expansion site.