Forgotten Journey is a story of courage and desperate survival - of men and women working toghethe4r against overwhelming odds to reach their dream of a better life in the West. Created though the efforts of historian and executive producer John Krizek and produced by the Emmy award-winning team of Miles Saunders and Kit Tyler, Forgotten Journey brings this critical trek to light.
In 1844 the Oregon Trail was full of farm families
moving west --but that summer one party set out
on its own --heading into unknown wilderness
and blazing a trail to Califomia...
"To be in such a limitless wilderners and conquer it ..."
Lyn Landauer Historian
"Maybe tne moonshot is something like it. Its that kind of an event. "
JoAnn Levy Author
They were the first.
They were forgotten!
A story of courage and desperate survival.
They survived hardships of waterless deserts and
mountain snows to become the first party to successfully
cross the Sierra Nevada with covered wagons --one
of the truly remarkable achievements in the history
of the West.