Narcissa Meets Marcus Whitman

The “Second Great Awakening” greatly affected most of New York. It’s people now trembled with faith renewed, one of whom we learned was Narcissa Prentiss. However, this revival affected many other places besides the county of Prattsburg. In this lesson we will learn about another person affected by the [...]

Traversing The Oregon Trail -The Ox

A 2,200 mile long trail stretching across terrain that changes periodically and weather that is most often less then pleasant, is nothing to be taken lightly. That’s why the pioneers chose their equipment carefully and invested whatever meager earnings they could into insuring their travel gear was efficient. Oxen [...]

Morale on the Oregon Trail Part 2

Dancing, reading God’s Word, playing music, and throwing frisbee were all wonderful past-time activities the pioneers enjoyed during the age of Manifest destiny. But those weren’t the only activities the pioneers took part in. Music and dancing can get boring after doing it so many times, so they needed [...]

Creative Writing Poetry, “A Westward Journey”

A Westward Journey In a land you may know, but still long ago, When paths were marked by trees, There set out a brave few who only knew Of an opportunity they wished to seize. From the lands they were in, and from lingering kin, They felt it was time to depart. So when ripe turned [...]