My articles are featured on the Prairie Fans website. If you would like to check them out please go to Prairie Fans and click on the "Prairie Girl" tab on the left hand menu.
The first article, How to Get from Here to There in the 1800's has a tie in to the 1970's show Little House on the Prairie because it was originally written for Prairie Talk - a LHOP forum. The second, Following the Railroad: How the Iron Horse Changed the American Landscape talks of the Ingalls family settling into the Silver Lake Camp and how the Kansas-Nebraska Act helped pave the way for the Transcontinental Railroad. I also put together a list of slang words and everyday speech in the 1800's which appears on Prairie Fans as well.
I hope you get the opportunity to check out these articles and let me know what you think.