History Stories
CATEGORY: Westward Expansion
10 Things You May Not Know About Davy Crockett
August 12, 2016

Explore 10 surprising facts about the man often called the “King of the Wild Frontier.” Read More

8 Ways the Erie Canal Changed America
July 19, 2016

Explore eight ways that the Erie Canal, which married the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, altered the course of American history. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express
June 3, 2016

Explore 10 interesting facts about the short-lived mail service that helped transform the American West. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About the Oregon Trail
November 13, 2015

Check out nine surprising facts about the route that once served as the gateway to the American West. Read More

8 Things You Might Not Know About Daniel Boone
August 18, 2015

Get the facts on the legendary frontiersman, including how he became internationally famous and what he really thought of coonskin caps. Read More