15 Tools That Helped Pioneers Survive on the American Frontier

American culture unapologetically romanticizes the lives of the first pioneers. Through rose-colored glasses, we see Manifest Destiny as fate, leading our heroic ancestors across a perfectly manicured landscape. In reality, the frontier was a terrifying, dangerous wilderness. And you were only as good as the tools… » 7/03/13 9:16am 7/03/13 9:16am