Early to mid-1800's including true stories of the pioneers and mountain men
The adventures of Daniel Boone as he battled Indians, wild beasts, and wild country as he sought to make a home for his family and others in the wilderness that became Kentucky.
John Sevier had plenty of encounters with Indians. One of the most interesting was when a young girl jumped over the wall of the fort into his arms and he later ended up marrying her!
A two thousand mile journey, Indians along the way, and almost impossible mountains to climb- all with a party of 43 brave men.
This is the hair-raising experience of one determined and brave man who escaped the Indians by running for his life- barefoot and shoeless and no weapons!
Lieutenent Zebulon Pike was a bold young adventurer who when 27 years of age, uncertook to explore the country between Arkansas and the Red Rivers and ended up discovering what is now called Pike's Peak in Colorado.
When the Moore family moved to Ohio in the early 1800's, they faced many hardships. They built a log cabin, hunted for food and game and planted crops. Then their lives were in danger from some Indians. The boys suddenly had an idea. Would it work?
What were the early railroads like? What would it be like to travel by train to the western lands? See if you can imagine. Travel was so different than it is today.
It had been the dream of early explorers to find gold but it wasn't until Captain John Sutter moved to California and built a saw mill that gold nuggets were found and rush to California began.
By welcoming Indian children into her home, Kate Gibson demonstrated hospitality should not only be given to friends, but to strangers in need of love and comfort.
The exciting story of Sacagawea who guided Lewis and Clark and translated between the white men and Indians as she helped to guide the expedition across the Rockies.
During the French and Indian War, Morgan's commanding officer placed a sentinel to guard the borders of the forest. For five nights in a row, the sentinel was dead come morning. Daniel Morgan came up with a plan. Listen to the story to see what his plan was and how it turned out. You may be quite surprised!
Listen to the exciting adventures of this famous scout of the frontier. James Harrod is not as well known as Daniel Boone. He was a modest man who never wrote of his adventures, but when you hear about them I"m sure you'll decide he was one of the bravest of the brave.
The story of the man who as a youth gave his inheritance to his mother and brothers and sisters, waved goodbye and headed towards the West, into the wilderness. Hear how young Benjamin risked his life to save a man wounded by the Indians and and hear how he helped to make Kentucky safe for settlers risking his life many times.
Captured by Indians while throwing pebbles in the water as a small boy, learn what happened to this boy who became a ward of the redskins.
Learn of this man who at the age of 13, along with his 11 year old brother, was carried off by Indians after they killed his mother and other siblings. Lewis and his brother planned to escape that very night.
Captured by the Indians, they decided to have some sport and let Colter race for his life. Find out what happened to him.
In 1781, was born in Fredrick County Maryland, a pioneer who was truly entitled to the name of "The Mighty Hunter."
After you have heard some of his stories about his escapades with the redskins, you will agree this was a truly fortunate scout to have survived.
"You will do boy, I will need you!" said John Ashley, a famous trader and explorer to Thomas Eddie, a young man yearning for adventure in the Far West. He got it!
One of the most famous frontiersmen, Jim Bridger, lived to a ripe old age. He was ever ready to tell of his battle with the Sioux, when he rescued his four companions from their clutches. This was the the most thrilling of all his many adventures upon the frontier.
Trapper, scout, and fearless adventurer among the Indians, wild beasts, and the inhopitable wasteland of the then unpeopled West.
There was a Waco Indian chieftain who was identified by his big feet. He would sneak into the frontier town of Austin, steal horses, kill whom he could. Find out how Ranger William Alexander Wallace earned the nickname of "Big Foot" and of his many gallant adventures as Ranger of the Texas Prairie.
Daniel Boone's life was full of adventure He had many close calls with Indians. The Indians captured his daughter and friend. He was held prisoner by Indians. He accomplished opening up the way for the present state of Kentucky to be settled.
Gold in California. Many moved west. But now a new problem arose. How were they to get messages from back east? Hence, the Pony Express was born. It was short-lived, but effective and the riders, mostly young boys, lived a life full of daring and adventure.
Curley, the Crow scout alone escaped to tell the tale of Custer's Last Stand. Here is the story.