Interested in knowing more about the Pioneer Era and its music?
Here are links to some helpful online sources.

banjo
David and Rocky in Wyoming,
sometime in the late 20th Century

SONG TIMELINE 1840–1880

A  year-by-year list of the nearly 70 songs
in the Northwest Troubadour series

19th CENTURY SONG RESOURCES

Music in the USA  1800–1860

Music of the 1860s (Civil War Trust website)

Mudcat.org Good source of old lyrics

The Traditional Ballad Index

Stephen Foster Archives at U. of Pittsburgh

More than 60 Songs Mentioned in the
"Little House on the Prairie" book series

19th CENTURY SHEET MUSIC

Huge collections of freely downloadable pdfs.

Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins U.

Sheet Music Consortium at UCLA

Library of Congress Collection 1820–1860