The Forty Mile Desert: “The Worst Desert You Ever Saw”

Date(s) - 08/19/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Forty Mile Desert was one of the most difficult parts of the trail. Along with the crippling temperatures and lack of water, many had to leave behind their animals, personal belongings and sometimes even their wagon in order to make it. This program will discuss the different routes across the desert, the emigrant experiences and their perseverance in reaching California against all odds.