Our readers love exploring topics related to the West, ranging from railroads to mustangs to windmills. Read on to discover our most popular Western heritage resources.
Wagon Wheels is a child-friendly account of pioneer life in Nicodemus based on a true story.
The end of the cattle drive era was brought about by cattle that better met the needs of the market, plus a rail network that connected ranches with population centers.
To the emigrants of 1845, there was a very simple reason to avoid Kansas, despite its charms, and press on through the perils and difficulties of the trail to Oregon.
The year was 1845. More wagons were clustered around jumping-off points such as St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, than ever before.
While many animals breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out as iconic.
There seems to be an idea that yodeling had little history in cowboy tradition. However, this sentiment does not line up with the observations of John Lomax.
Choosing only 10 places that represent the Flint Hills at their finest is not simple. Take any road and you will see something breathtaking.
Native Americans were in a prime position to observe the weather and learn the sequences that precede and follow each system.
Kansas Forts and Bases by Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin provides an era-by-era overview of Kansas forts as reflective of the broader picture of Kansas history.