Excitement stirred as settlers looking to start a new life in unknown lands started the first wagon train across 2,170 miles from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon, in 1836. The five-month journey known as the Oregon Trail intrigued American citizens with opportunities of gold, land, and rich untouched soils laying on the other side of the trek. They would soon learn the journey itself … Continue reading Meet The Most Interesting Man From the Oregon Trail in American History
Stephen Plesonton, a clerk for the state department, manages to saves almost all major documents in American history from the State Deptartment during the War of 1812. Continue reading How a Lowly Clerk Saved Almost All of U.S. History from Destruction
Henrietta Wood lived a tragic, yet intruging life in American history. Kidnapped in Cincinnati for a second life of slavery, Wood fights her way back to freedom and earns her justice. Continue reading This Kidnapped Freed Slave Sued for Reparations and Actually Won
Jose Llulla, a forgotten warrior in American history. Llulla was a dueling expert in mid-19th century New Orleans, a town with a rich and interesting history. Continue reading One of the Greatest Warriors in American History That You Have Never Heard Of
American History Story: A group of slaves earn their vengeance against the Confederacy by using a prominent racist planter’s land against them. Continue reading This Plantation Turned Slave Town is an Amazing Story of Vengeance in American History
Hello and welcome! AmericaYesterday is a website dedicated to interesting, funny, and unique stories from American history that you have never heard before. Since a young age I have had a passion for knowledge of the past, and as someone who’s beginning their journey as a historian professionally, I am dedicated to share my joy in history with all that will listen. With AmericaYesterday I … Continue reading Welcome to AmericaYesterday!