History of the American West

Anniversary Celebrations


  • First woman, USA citizen to vote in Utah on February 14.
  • March is Women’s History Month
  • The 19th Amendment ratified on August 18.


May 10, 2019 was the 150th      Anniversary of the Golden Spike!

The marriage of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific created a speedy way across the continent.

Distant History

Breens of San Juan Bautista

Patrick Breen Sr.

One of the most unbelievable survival stories is of the Breens, the lesser-known family with the Donner-Reed Party.


Learn About Our Country’s Past

Stagecoach at Stagecoach Inn in Fairfield with Historic Camp Floyd, Utah
Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, Ca.
Lincoln’s burial place in the Springfield, Illinois cemetery.

We will explore topics, such as: The Louisiana Purchase, California and The California Trail, The Breens, California, The Gold Rush, The Stagecoach, The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and The Sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, for a start.