Video Gallery

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The Merrill J. Mattes Library of The Oregon-California Trails Association
Hiram Young – From Slave to Wealthy Wagon Maker
William Gilpin: Lawyer, Geopolitician, and Colorado Governor
The Butterfield Overland Mail: the First 60 Miles through Missouri
Pitcher Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. One of about 400 Hundred Pioneer Cemeteries in Jackson County, MO.
This Day in History, May 12: John Bidwell, Sapling Grove, and the First Wagon Train to California.
Camp Ground Cemetery & The Cholera Epidemic of 1849
Early 1800’s history regarding the beginning of the pioneer trails in Missouri and Kansas along the Westport Route and along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Video is compliments of the Olathe Historical Society. Learn more at their website: