Missouri Tourist Attractions
National Historic Trails in Missouri :
The California National Historic Trail in Missouri commemorates the route travelled by gold peospectors in 1840's. Some 250,000 travelled overland to California to dig for their fortune.
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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail - Missouri Visitor Center
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, a Missouri attraction, follows the Columbia & Missouri rivers through 11 states. The Corps of Discovery , the name given to a group some 33 persons set out May 1804 from the Mid West to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon National Historic Trail - Missouri
Settlers, gold rush adventurers, fur traders & religious folk all rode, drove & walked the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail en route to the Pacific & a new life.The breakthrough came in 1843,when a wagon train of a thousand people arrived in Oregon Country after crossing the Rocky Mountains. Their epic journey , named the Great Migration" , from Independence in Missouri attracted massive publicity & opened up the Western United States. The Oregon Trail is an historic Missouri attraction so check it out.
Pony Express National Historic Trail in Missouri is the stuff of legends. Not widely known is that the 1,800 miles from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California was accomplished in just ten days! It helped the Union align itself with California before the Civil War broke out. It operated for only 18 months between April 1860 and October 1861 but the advent of the telegraph heralded its demise. There are 120 historic sites along the trail.
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail joins Sante Fe with western Missouri . It used to carry settlers to the West. The Sante Fe Trail , Cowboys & the Wild West are inextricably bound together as part of the legends of early America.It is of major importance in historical terms relevant to the West's development.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is well named. In 1838, some 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia were forced out. Thousands perished. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail wends its way through Missouri. It was set up as an act of atonement to commemorate the survival of this proud Cherokee nation.