Many people started to settle the American Midwest in the mid-nineteenth century. There were a number of reasons that people decided to migrate. Some impoverished people moved because they wanted to seek oil and gold. Others wanted to escape the tragedies of the Civil War. Others simply wanted to partake in a great adventure as they traveled across the country.
This post is dedicated to the courageous men and women who trekked across the United States to settle in the West. I found a number of great pictures of the Wild West that I wanted to share.