One theme of the upcoming issue of Gardner's Beacon deals with the west. The long arm of New England reached across the country.
Many more people went across these trails than came over by boat in the early days. The trip was arduous. Present day cities exist along the trails. Modern roads parallel their ways.
In Kansas and immediate territories, the issues that lead to the U.S.Civil war were being played out as abolitionists left New England and helped found the free state.
Finally, from the genealogical side of history, people populated those cities and places in-between as they dropped off the traversing of the trail to settle down to roost. Many stories abound.
Trails (a mere sampling):
- Oregon-California Trails Assoc
Flying the Oregon Trail 1 (2006)
Flying the Oregon Trail 2 (2006)
On St. Joseph (early 1900s)
Johnson County, KS
Start in St. Joe (2010)
Summer journey (2010)
Mormon Traal (LDS)
Mormon Trail (Wiki)
Mormon Trail (National Park Service)
Remarks: Modified: 11/01/2016
07/16/2016 -- Gardner's Beacon, Vol. VI, No. 1
11/01/2016 -- On foot traverse.