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The Overland Journey From Utah To California: Wagon Travel From The City Of Saints To The City Of Angels

Edward Leo Lyman

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ISBN 10: 0874177529 / ISBN 13: 9780874177527
Published by University of Nevada Press, 2008
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Overland Journey From Utah To California...

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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<br> The wagon trail between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles is one of the most important but least-known elements of nineteenth-century western migration, favored because it could be used for travel and freighting year-round. It was, however, arguably the most difficult route that pioneers traveled with any consistency in the entire history of the country, leapfrogging from one sometimes dubious desert watering place to the next and offering few havens for the sick, weary, or unfortunate. <br> This book is the first history of the complete Southern Route and of the people who developed and used it. Based on extensive research, including many early travelers’ accounts, the book discusses the exploration and development of the Old Spanish Trail. Lyman’s discussions of relations between the Mormons and the Native American peoples of the region and of the Mountain Meadows Massacre offer fresh and important analyses of these vital aspects of the westward movement.<br> <br>

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Edward Leo Lyman is a distinguished scholar of western transportation and community history, specializing in Mormon politics and migrations. He is the author of five books and more than twenty journal articles.

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