The overland journey from Utah to California : wagon travel from the City of Saints to the City of Angels /

"The wagon trail between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles is one of the most important and least-known elements of nineteenth-century Western migration. Known as the Southern Route, it included the western half of the Old Spanish Trail and was favored because it could be used for travel and freig...

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Main Author: Lyman, Edward Leo, 1942-
Format: eBook
Published: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2004.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Contemporary impressions along the Southern route
  • The Old Spanish Trail-Highway of diversity
  • The Anglo-American road in 1849
  • Varied travelers
  • Outside observers and Mormon-Indian relations
  • Conflict with the Federal Government-and tragedy
  • Freighting from the Pacific Coast to Utah
  • Continued emigration, early Mojave settlement, and conflict with Native Americans in California
  • Later developments at each end of the Southern Rome.