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In 1847, the ill-fated Donner-Reed party of emigrants to California chose an alternate route out of Salt Lake City only to become bogged down in the mud and playa of the Great Salt Lake Desert. Losing at least four wagons and numerous oxen, and a lot of valuable time, the delay contributed to their late attempt to the Sierra Nevada and thus to the infamous efforts cross by party members to endure a winter in the mountains.Excavation of the Donner-Reed Wagons presents the results of work undertaken in 1986 to salvage the ...

Excavation of the Donner Reed 1999, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City

ISBN-13: 9780874806052

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