A Bone At Every Step: Desert Crossings Of The California Trail 7/27/19


Saturday 07/27/2019    
10:00 am-11:00 am


California Trail Interpretive Center
1 Trail Center Way, Elko, NV, 89801

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Desert crossings were some of the most difficult sections of trail for the emigrants to traverse. Scorching temperatures and lack of water forced many to abandon their livestock, personal belongings, and even their wagons on the arid plains. Jordan Thomas will discuss how emigrants managed to cross the Forty Mile Desert, Black Rock Desert, and Utah Salt Flats on their journey to California.

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