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Arizona and the Southwest:
Southwest Explorations: historical expeditions that opened Arizona and the American West

Cherokee Trail:
The Cherokee Trail | Fagan's Grave on the Cherokee Trail | Cherokee Nation v. Georgia 1831 | Worcester v. Georgia 1832 |

Chisholm Trail:
*Chisholm Trail History * History plus bibliography * Cowboy Cattle Drives * Famous Cattle Trails * Chisholm Trail On-Line Resources

Great Western Cattle Trail:
* Great Western Cattle Trail * Great Western Trail Association

Lewis and Clark Trail:
Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814, University of Virginia Library
Following the Lewis and Clark Trail, Interactive Genealogy
Lewis and Clark PBS

Oregon-California Trails:
Oregon Trail History |Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) | Kanza Chapter: OCTA | Northwest Chapter: OCTA |
Across the Plains in 1844, orphaned on the Oregon Trail
Across the Plains in '64 by Prairie Schooner to Oregon, Clinkinbeard
The End of the Oregon Trail
The Great Migration: Oregon Wagon Train of 1843
Historic Sites on the Trail
In Search of the Oregon Trail
Links to the Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail Home Page
Oregon Trail pioneers
Oregon Trail, Wikipedia
Peak.org links
Oregon Trail Study Guide
Oregon Trail Timeline
The Oregon Trail from Connecting Students
The Official Web Site of the National Oregon/California Trail Center
Oregon-California Trails Association
The Oregon Trail in Western Nebraska
Who explored the Oregon Trail?
Fantastic, Funny, & Weird Facts about the Oregon-Trail
Outfitting for the Trail
OCTA -- Trail Medicine
OCTA -- Stories from the Trails
OCTA -- Trail Facts
OCTA -- Trail Graves
OCTA -- Site Marking
OCTA -- Emigrants
Trail Diaries
OCTA -- Education
Wagon Trains
Oregon Pioneers
Across the Plains in '64
Crossing Over the Great Plains by Ox-Wagons

Overland Trails:
The Overland Trail
Butterfield Stage - Butterfield Overland Dispatch
Central Nevada Emigrant Trail Association
Colorado Trails (map)
Fagan's Grave along the Cherokee Trail
Chisolm Trail
Kansas Historic Trails
On the Trail Gallary
Overland Trails Documents, 1843-1860
Trails West Web Ring


Santa Fe Trail:
Santa Fe Trail Association | Santa Fe Trail History | Bike the Santa Fe Trail (Cimarron Cutoff) in 2001 | CyberTrail SFT) | Interactive Santa Fe Trail | Santa Fe Trail Net | Santa Fe Trail Center, Ft. Larned | Wet/Dry Routes of the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail (ODP) | The Topic: Santa Fe Trail | Archaeology & Paleontology - Santa Fe Trail Mountain Branch | Santa Fe Trail on Comanche National Grassland, Colorado

Other Western Trails: Kansas Historic Trails | Trails West | Trails West Web Ring

Transportation Overview Sites

Taming the Wilderness: Rivers, Roads, Canals, and Railroads
Transportation Developments in the Early Republic
Western Immigration

Pony Express
Pony Express
Pony Express Home Station

Rivers, Canals, Lakes

Center for Columbia River History

Inland Navigation: Connecting the New Republic: 1790-1840
Mississippi River History
River Roads: Mississippi River

Montana Twilight (ferries on the Missouri River)
Missouri River Heritage Corridor
The Way West: A Short History of Man and the Missouri River
Missouri River Expeditions


Historic American Highways
Kansas Highway CyberTours (maps)
National Road - Route 40
National Road
The Prairie Traveler: A Hand-book For Overland Expeditions, 1859

Also see: Commerce

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Railroad Maps 1821-1900
Railroads in Kansas
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum: stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.

Stage Coaches

Concord Coach (Overland Trail)
Overland Stage Coach
Stagecoach Lines in Southwestern Ohio

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & the Butterfield Stage |

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This American West WWW-VL site is currently maintained by Nancy Sween at http://www.vlib.us/americanwest/ and is regularly updated and expanded. Previously maintained at the University of Kansas, where it began as part of the Kansas Heritage Group and the History Gateway at Kansas. Updated: 24 September 2008.