The Concord Coach Page
Virginia Dale, Colorado Site of remarkably intact stage station.
Looking at the Overland Trail, the Route and the Ride
Clickable Map of the Overland Trail (Julesburg to Fort Bridger)
Looking Back: Trappers, Mountain Men and Indians On The Trail
Stations, Stops, and Landmarks Along The Overland Trail
Personalities Along the Overland Trail
- Links to other pages about...**NEW PAGE!**TRAILS
- The Santa Fe Trail
- The Oregon Trail
- The Santa Fe Trail
- Other Trails West From the Applegate Trail to Oregon Via Antartica!
- Trails to the Gold Rush
- Ancient Footpaths and Indian Trails
- Wagon Roads to the WestPLACES ALONG THE TRAILS
- Diaries, Memoirs and Letters **More than 100 individual diaries, and several collections!**
- Emigrants, Trail Blazers and Personalities
- Gunslingers and Coyboys Good Guys and Bad...
- The Military Along The Trails West
- Mountain Men & Fur Traders
- Plains Indians
- Women of the West Also everyday life along the trailTRANSPORTATION
- Following the Trails By auto, afoot, and treks by Wagon Trains
- Landmarks, Sites and Sightseeing Along the Trails West **UPDATED & EXPANDED!**
- Mapping the Trails
- Trails West Museums
- Old West Towns and FortsAND...
- Shelter on the Western Frontier and every day life...
- Stars Over the Western Trails
- Plans to Strip Mine Along The Trail!
- Links to the Overland Trail More than 200 sites here on western history, trails, etc.
And...a word from the author...
It is difficult to comprehend that just over a hundred years ago, men and women were conquering the outer limits of the westward frontier--when today they are conquering the thresholds of outer space.
A half a million men and women courageously traveled the trails into a strange land--following the Indian's and trapper's footprints to gold fields and new settlements into the western frontier. These pages will try to describe one such trail--the Overland Trail--how and why it began in 1862 under the direction of Ben Holladay, and how the wagon wheels and hoof beats were abruptly silenced in 1869 with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad--closing an era that will be never forgotten.
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The Oregon-California Trails Association. Find out about their purpose, how to join, The Overland Journal a quarterly publication, The Overland Trails Mailing List an excellent forum for discussion of trail related issues, and other ongoing activities sponsored and promoted by this group.OCTAs On-Line Bookstore OCTA has one of the most comprehensive bookstores for trail literature about all the Trails West, including Emigrant Diaries, Women's Experiences, Mountain Men, and Indian Affairs. OCTA members get a 10% discount off all book orders.
The Overland Trail site has received the Academic Excellence Award from StudyWeb as one of the best educational resources on the web by StudyWeb Researchers.
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The Overland Trail web site is part of the TRAILS PROJECT Supported by The U.S. Department of Education
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