History

Our Oregon Trail

Come along as C&I takes readers on a tour of the Beaver State.

Pendleton Round-Up Reveals This Year’s Poster

Western artist Buckeye Blake is this year’s Pendleton Round-Up poster artist.

Traveling Oregon

As the travel pros of the Beaver State like to say, there isn’t a single amazing thing about Oregon — there are about 10 zillion.

A City in the Sky

The epic, tragic, and glorious history of Sky City, America’s oldest town.

Rocky Mountain Rapture

It’s one of the West’s most beloved and accessible natural destinations. But there’s always something new and different to discover.

Best of the West: Visit These Iconic Western Towns

From Fort Worth, Texas, to Cody, Wyoming, we’ve identified seven destinations centered around Western culture, entertainment, and history. Explore them all.

Orphan Train Friends and Future Governors

Riding an orphan train west in 1859, a kid named John Brady formed a friendship with fellow orphan Andrew Burke. One would govern Alaska; the other, North Dakota.

Riding the Orphan Train

In a little-known historic migration that began in the mid-1800s, some 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were put on westbound trains.