Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wagon Train & Prairie Resources

Over the years I've posted several blogs regarding wagon trains and traveling west. Below is a list along with a few other items of interest for those of you writing during the 19th Century Historical West.

Westward Ho!
Westward Ho! Part 2
Westward Ho! Part 3
Westward Ho! Part 4
Westward Ho! Part 5

Conestoga Wagon One of the most common used as the Prairie Schooners.

Oregon Trail Outfits

Prairie Traveler Water

Prairie Traveler Livestock

Prairie Traveler Boots

Tabacco Alternative

Prairie Traveler Food Sustenance

Prairie Traveler Medicine

First Major Wagon Train

Pioneer Preacher

Each of the Books listed below are available for free on Google Books:
The Prairie Farmer

Prairie Traveler ©1859

Story of the Wild West and Camp-fire Chats by Buffalo Bill ©1888

Illustrated Sketches of Death Valley and Other Borax Deserts ©1892

Boy Life on the Prairie ©1899

The Romance of Conguest ©1899


  1. This looks great, Lynn. I can't wait to get done with my word count and pour through this info. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Lynn. What a blessing! :)

  3. Lynn, thank you so much for sharing this. Your website is of the first places I go to for research.

  4. Thanks, Vickie, Crystal and Diana. I'm glad it is helpful.