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Hidden Places, Two Routes West: The Real Dangers in Wagon Trains Dr. Robert Munkres talking about the real dangers of traveling in a wagon train. From the 1981 NET...
Hidden Places, Two Routes West: Chimney Rock, A Landmark on the Route West Landmarks along the trails helped immigrants know they were making progress. This segment is from...
Hidden Places, Two Routes West: Steamboats on the Missouri River Steamboats from St. Louis provided most of the supplies for the West during the 1840s and 50s. This...
The Platte River Road: The Civil War and the Union Pacific Cultural geographer John Hudson on the Civil War and its influence on the Union Pacific, from the...
The Platte River Road: Lewis & Clark Open the West Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery added immeasurably to European knowledge of the West. This...
The Platte River Road: The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail created one of the largest mass migrations in human history. This segment is from...
The Platte River Road: Fur Traders in the Old West Fur traders and trappers followed the explorers to exploit the natural resources of the trans-...
The Platte River Road: Major Stephen H. Long's Exploration Stephen H. Long dubbed the Great Plains the "Great American Desert". This segment is from the 1991...
Mysteries in the Dust: Ashfall Fossil Beds Today After the discoveries at Ashfall, there was a great need to protect the fossils and allow the...
Mysteries in the Dust: Discovery of Ashfall Mike Voorhies talks about how he first discovered a baby rhino skull that led to the Ashfall fossil...

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