Ric Burns

The writer and director and, with Lisa Ades, producer of the recent documentary film The Donner Party , Ric Burns has traveled extensively along the routes of the Oregon and California trails. He is currently at work on a three-hour film about the heyday of the Wild West and the closing of the frontier.

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The first caravans lumbered across two thousand miles of dangerous, inhospitable wilderness in 1843, the year of the Great Migration. To a surprising degree it’s still possible to follow something very like their route. Read >>

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