We travel to a time where pioneers, explorers, and frontiersmen discovered and explored the vast regions of the west.
They were the first! This week, we travel to a time where pioneers, explorers, and frontiersmen discovered and explored the vast regions of the west. The West had rarely been explored, a land known only to the Indians. These brave men and women left civilization behind, traveled wherever the rivers, streams, and mountains took them. Skills such as buffalo hunting, fur trapping, scouting, and navigation were critical for survival and discovery. In this episode, we spotlight a few of these men and women – Bonneville, Carson, Bowie, Calamity, and Sacajawea. From Missouri to Louisiana and from New Mexico to Texas, the life and times of the frontier are well worth remembering. Join us as we tell the story of how so many great frontiersman and frontierswoman helped pave the way for others seeking opportunity of a new life, a new start, and a new frontier.
- Benjamin Bonneville
- Christopher ‘Kit’ Carson
- James ‘Jim’ Bowie
- Martha ‘Calamity Jane’ Canary
- Sacajawea, Lewis & Clark
- Quick Bios of Frontier Individuals
Last weeks Question:
Q: The surname of Kissinger was adopted by Henry’s great-grandfather. In what year was it adopted and what is it’s origin?
A: 1817, from the City of Bad Kissingen.
This Week’s Question:
Q: What nickname was given by William Clark to Sacajawea’s first born?