Raging Rivers and Wagon Ruts

October 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corporate Leisure
CME Building

Raging Rivers and Wagon Ruts

Instructor: Tom Best

Tales of the Oregon Trail are full of fascinating stories of men, women, and children who left their homes in Illinois in the 1850s and risked their lives and fortunes through several thousand miles of prairies, deserts, and mountains. In this era of western expansion, there is much to learn of their motivations, trail experiences, and what they hoped to accomplish and establish in the valleys of western Oregon. This 2-hour course will emphasize the stories of wagon train families from Western Illinois and how their lives shaped the future of the northwestern U.S.

Main Campus, Galesburg

Th, 10/25/18

Time 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.