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Trail artifacts ID’d, cataloged

By From page A1 | September 23, 2013

One hundred and sixty-five years ago, 45 members of the Mormon Battalion and one woman were on their way home to Utah from Sutter’s Fort. With 27 river crossings, the California Trail was too treacherous for the group and they blazed their own route over the Sierra Nevada, naming places like Tragedy Springs and Pleasant Valley for the experiences they had along the way. In 30 days, they hacked out 170 miles of trail which was later used by more than 50,000 wagons and 200,000 gold seekers during the Gold Rush.

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