West from Fort Bridger: The Pioneering of Immigrant Trails Across Utah, 1846-1850

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"History with its boots on, " as Will Bagley and Harold Schindler describe it, West from Fort Bridger also may be the classic history of the opening of western trails. In it, the words of the immigrants, compiled from original diaries, journals, maps, and letters, recount a half-decade of historic pioneer treks, including the dramatic ordeals of the 1816 parties (the most remembered of whom were the Donners and Reeds) who crossed the infamous Hastings Cutoff. With these texts woven together by expansive and detailed ...

West from Fort Bridger: The Pioneering of Immigrant Trails Across Utah, 1846-1850 1995, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874211894

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