Go West with Famous Trailblazers
Details the Mexican War and the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark’s journey, famous explorers, trappers and mountain men, the gold rush, advancements in communication and transportation, key events, famous women of the West, lawmen and outlaws.
Travel with some of the most famous pioneers who opened up the West, from the explorers Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark to John C. Fr©mont and the trappers of Canada. This fascinating history features the explorers and entrepreneurs who made their marks"and their fortunes"by venturing west. News stories also highlight the development of communications such as the Pony Express and the invention of the telegraph, and the eventual building of the railroads.
Each of the six colorful and illustrated volumes features some significant aspect of life in the American West during the 1800’s. Beginning with westward expansion and concluding with the many changes that impacted the settlement and culture of the western part of North America, this series provides readers with a solid understanding of the Old West. Several of the books also emphasize how this expansion negatively affected Native Americans. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike