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Missouri: National Frontier Trails Museum
Posted on Saturday, January 28 @ 19:40:52 CST by iljiana

Museums 318 W. Pacific
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7575
(816) 325-7579 FAX
E-mail: NFTMinfo@indepmo.org

The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America’s principle western trails.

The Story
One of the most fascinating epics in American History is the story of the overland migrations across the western American wilderness during the mid-nineteenth century. Thousands of wagon trains slowly snaked their way along rugged trails, crossing wind-swept prairies, barren deserts, and formidable mountain ranges. The pioneer adventurers faced storms, mud, swollen rivers, accidents, deserts, choking dust, thirst, deadly plagues, and many other dangers to seek trade, new homes and opportunities in the West. Many did not survive the grueling journey, with tens of thousands of unmarked graves silently guarding the trails today. This extraordinary saga ranks today as the largest voluntary, overland mass migration in the history of the world.

The Museum
In 1989-90 the National Frontier Trails Museum was built by the State of Missouri with the surviving portion of the Waggoner-Gates Mill incorporated into the design. The old mill's locker room was refurbished as well, and serves as the national headquarters of the Oregon-California Trails Association. Operated by the City of Independence, the Trails Museum tells the story of the exploration, acquisition, and settlement of the American West. An award-winning introductory film prepares visitors for the interpretive exhibits which guide them along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Quotations from trail diaries are extensively used, allowing pioneer travelers to tell of their experiences in their own words.

HOURS:
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

For further information: National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, Missouri, 64050. Telephone: (816) 325-7575.

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