by Penn Mullin
This series explores the adventures of brave, determined pioneer men, women, and children.
Off to Oregon!
Ben's family is leaving Independence, Missouri. They have watched thousands pass through Missouri Territory to settle the West, and now they're joining the emigrants. Ben is happy he will share this adventure with his friend Tom, whose family is also joining the trail.
Along the Santa Fe Trail
Liz can't wait to see Santa Fe and dance in the Plaza. Her father finally asked her to come along on the three month, 800 mile journey from Missouri Territory.
Gold Rush Fever!
Meg's journey to the gold fields of California begins in tragedy. Her husband Charles drowns helping the wagon across a swollen river. Instead of turning back, Meg, with her new baby and two hired men, vows to reach her goal.
The River and the Trace
Bill joins his brother Curt as crew on a flatboat hauling cotton down the mighty Mississippi River. They meet other flatboat men, trade with Indians, and watch for danger in the water, like hidden trees that can flip a whole boat over!
Through the Wilderness
Tim signs up with Army captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to explore the uncharted Louisiana Territory. Their job is to find the best route to carry trade through to the Pacific.