Westward Expansion — Wilton Library
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Westward Expansion

American Westward Expansion

This comprehensive site includes maps of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Overland Trail as well as key dates of Expansion. A story on frontier transportation explains the important role of the transcontinental railroad and the railroad companies.

Oregon Pioneers

This site highlights the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Territory up to and including 1855. Search through the four sections: the settling, the journey, the emigrant lists, and researching the pioneers.

The Oregon Trail

From the creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning documentary film which aired nationally on PBS, comes a website filled with facts.

Shelter on the Western Frontier

Browse through the links to find information on the homes and buildings along the trails.

Western Trails: Printable Maps

Print out maps of the trails out west, either with or without labels.