Wagon Train pushing across the western prairies of the United States on their…

Our grandmother (Wood family) traveled from Missouri by Wagon Train heading west -

Bloed Rivier Museum - in remembrance of the battle between the Voortrekkers under the leadershipof Piet Retief and the Zulus.

Bloed Rivier Museum - commemorating the Voortrekker battle with the Zulus at the Boedrivier (Blod River).

Map of the Great Trek (South Africa) during the 1830s and 1840s by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers").

Map of the Great Trek (South Africa) during the and by Boers (Dutch/Afrikaans for "farmers").

Voortrekkers: In 1836, the Voortrekkers set off northwards into unknown country.

Voortrekkers: In the Voortrekkers set off northwards into unknown country.

Interessant dat die eerste Hugenoot wat voet aan wal in Tafelbaai gesit het, Maria de la Quellerie, die eggenote van Jan van Riebeeck, was. Sy het egter net vir 10 jaar aan die Kaap vertoef en het in 1662 saam met haar eggenoot vertrek.

Interessant dat die eerste Hugenoot wat voet aan wal in Tafelbaai gesit het, Maria de la Quellerie, die eggenote van Jan van Riebeeck, was. Sy het egter net vir 10 jaar aan die Kaap vertoef en het in 1662 saam met haar eggenoot vertrek.

Women and children were always helping their men defend their people by loading weapons for the men, and even helping to shoot

Women and children were always helping their men defend their people by loading weapons for the men, and even helping to shoot

Andries Pretorius. This Day in History: Jul 19, 1786: The town Graaf-Reinet is founded in South Africa

Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius November 1798 – 23 July was a leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the Transvaal Republic, as well as the earlier but short-lived Natalia Republic, in present-day South Africa.

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