Henry Skaggs

Henry Skaggs (January 8, 1724 – 1810?)
Skaggs was born in Maryland in 1724 to James Skaggs, a Scots-Irish immigrant, and Rachel Moredock, a native of Fincastle County, Virginia. James Skaggs and his sons were noted hunters and fur traders.… Continue reading

Richard Callaway

Richard Callaway (June 14, 1717 – March 8, 1780) was an early settler of Kentucky. Born in Caroline County, Virginia, Callaway joined Daniel Boone in 1775 in marking the Wilderness Road into central Kentucky, becoming one of the founders of… Continue reading

Squire Boone

Squire Boone Jr. (October 5, 1744 – August 5, 1815) was an American pioneer and brother of Daniel Boone. In 1780, he founded the first settlement in Shelby County, Kentucky. The tenth of eleven children, Squire Boone was born to… Continue reading

William Henry Ashley

William Henry Ashley (c. 1778 – March 26, 1838) was an American pioneering fur trader, entrepreneur, and politician.

Early life and ventures
Though a native of Virginia, Ashley had already moved to Ste. Genevieve in what was then called Louisiana,… Continue reading

Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Strong Smith (January 6, 1799 – May 27, 1831), was a hunter, trapper, fur trader, trailblazer, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the North American West and the Southwest during the early 19th century. After 75 years… Continue reading

Jim Bridger

James Felix Bridger (March 17, 1804 – July 17, 1881), was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820–1850, as well as mediating between native tribes… Continue reading

Legend Of Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass (c. 1783 – 1833)was an American pirate, frontiersman, fur trapper, fur trader, hunter, and explorer. Born in Pennsylvania to Scotch-Irish parents, Glass became anexplorer of the watershed… Continue reading

Long Rifles

The long rifle or longrifle was a type of rifle used in early America by both the military and civilians. It is characterized by an unusually long barrel, sometimes more than four feet in length, which is felt to be… Continue reading

Colonial History

The colonial history of the United States covers the history from the start of European settlement and especially the history of the 13 colonies of Britain until they declared independence in 1776. In the late 16th century, England, Scotland, France,… Continue reading

The Renaissance

The Renaissance is a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer… Continue reading