Missouri & Kansas

The “Bigness” of Kansas!

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Its a Big, Windy, Wide Open place with HILLS that Challenge a Bike Rider! Here are some beautiful photos of Kansas: http://www.history.com/topics/kansas/photos#

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Cholera Cemetery Along The Vermillion River!

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Traveling the Oregon Trail is not a “Walk In The Park”.

Learn About the Diseases of The Oregon Trail at http://www.aphlblog.org/2012/02/the-diseases-of-the-oregon-trail/

Learn how British Dr. John Snow helped to eliminate Cholera in 19th Century London by watching this VIDEO from the History Channel: http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/cholera-outbreak

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Vieux Cemetery

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Be it river crossing, barefoot travel, accidents, cholera, or the weather, learn more about the hardships encountered by those traveling on the Oregon Trail: http://www.america101.us/trail/Hardships.html

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River Crossings: A Big Challenge!

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Alcove Springs

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Pedaling Pioneer Races a Train in Kansas!!!!

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Care to learn about the Evolution of the Railroad? Watch this Modern Marvels video from the History Channel: http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads#modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads

Is this the same type of train the Pedaling Pioneer raced in Kansas? http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/modern-marvels-evolution-of-railroads#ac-6000

Too bad the pioneers couldn’t just take the train! Find out how the Transcontinental Railroad eventually connected the west with the rest of the nation: http://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/videos#transcontinental-railroad

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“Nooning” on the Oregon Trail

Pioneers taking a break at noon on the Oregon Trail.

Pioneers taking a break at noon on the Oregon Trail.

Modern Day "Pioneers" taking a break at Vermillion River.

Modern Day “Pioneers” taking a break at Vermillion River.

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Coon Point Campground and St. Mary’s Mission

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Hey Wife! Are Ya Ready?

It’s time to load up for the trip across the west on the Oregon Trail!  It’s hard for this pedaling pioneer to cram everything into one truck…Imagine how the real pioneers felt squeezing everything into a wagon!

Oregon Trail Supplies

 

Should the Pedaling Pioneer get himself an horse, mule, oxen,…or just a bike? http://www.america101.us/trail/Power.html

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1840’s Tweet!

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Learn about the earliest explorers who went west, blazing paths that became the Oregon Trail:  http://www.america101.us/trail/Discoverers.html

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