Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA, protects and displays the breathtaking Teton Range. The efforts made to preserve this extraordinary landscape are chronicled in its history. Locals and early 20th-century environmentalists saw the significance of the Tetons and worked to have them protected.
The Pony Express was a revolutionary postal transportation system that shaped the settlement of the American West when it operated from 1860 to 1861. The Pony Express changed the way mail was delivered throughout the country by covering the approximately 2,000 miles between Missouri and California in just ten days, utilizing fast riders on horseback.
Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail is a legendary highway that was instrumental in the 19th-century westward development of the United States. The trail connected thousands of pioneers who were heading west to the bountiful fields of the Oregon Country, California, and other western regions. It spanned around 2,170 miles. The trail was originally used by …
From 1804 to 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery. It was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to investigate and chart the enormous country encompassing the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains that had recently been acquired in the Louisiana Purchase.
Yellowstone National Park, the largest of the United States’ national parks and located mostly in Wyoming, is a byword for conservation and natural beauty. Long before its formal founding in 1872, it had a rich history.