Project Description

John Krizek is the president of Forgotten Journey Productions, a media company devoted to historical documentary programs about pioneering the American West.

John is a long-term member of the Oregon-California Trails Association serving as OCTA president, board member, and as the chair of the marketing & public relations committee. John produced the national PBS broadcast program, Forgotten Journey that chronicled the journey of the Stephens, Townsend, Murphy wagon train to California in 1844. Two years before the infamous Donner Party, the Stephens, Townsend, Murphy expedition suffered eerily similar hardships and calamities and yet they triumphed. They are heralded as the first to get wagons over the Sierra pioneering a new route into California.