Travel Features

Engineering Marvels of the Western Railroads

Union-Pacific-Railroad-Tunnel-number-3_Weber-River-CanyonThe American West was vast, lonely and wild. Railroads made it a little less so for travelers, but for the engineers and their crews, the building of the North American railways was among the most dangerous and adventurous engineering feats in history.

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American Indian Trails of the West

Cliff-Palace-Mesa-VerdeThere was a time when America knew nothing of freeways cutting through her prairies nor of smokestacks piercing her clear blue skies. Even bustling gold mining settlements, fringed buggies and Colt Walker pistols did not exist. These were only a faint shadow of the future to come.

This was the time of the American Indian.

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Get a Room! Historic Western Hotels and Saloons Recall the Golden Era of the West

SF_buffalo-bill-Irma-hotel_cody,-wyomingWhile the American West inspires travelers to visit its boundless historic and natural wonders, Western historic hotels and saloons await the adventurous traveler with the splendid heritage of the past and the marvelous amenities of the present.

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The Outlaw Trail

The two riders pounded the trails and roads of eastern Utah on that late April afternoon in 1897. They kept up a quick pace—had to, since they were being trailed by a bunch of guys armed with guns and questions.

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In Search of the West

Alfred-Jacob-Miller-the-Long-GreenhornCan you imagine walking in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as they saw the Pacific Coast for the first time? Fighting the Comanches on the frontier lines with the Texas Rangers? Following the Santa Fe Trail from Bent’s Fort to Santa Fe with Kit Carson? Riding hard against the wind across the Arizona landscape with Geronimo? Walking the boardwalks of the wicked Kansas cowtowns with Wyatt Earp? Or tracking outlaws across the Indian Territory with Big Bill Tilghman?

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True Westerners

ELizabeth Fenn

ELizabeth Fenn

If I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own via...

Video Villa!

Video Villa!

Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa knew the value of good publicity. Mutual F...

Studying Villa’s Raid

Studying Villa’s Raid

March 9, 1916, started out bad for the 13th Cavalry at Camp Furlong. Ignoring th...

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