Seven Trails West

Seven Trails West

Book - 1996
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The Lewis and Clark expedition blazed the way; nearly 65 years later, the first transcontinental railroad joined the "old" United States with the West. The intervening years had seen a half-million people heading west. Peters surveys the major migration routes: the Santa Fe Trail (commercial), the Oregon-California Trail (probably the best known), the Mormon Trail and the communication trails (Pony Express, Telegraph, Railroad). Peters (Cocteau and His Circle) draws on personal experiences of the emigrants, newspaper articles of the period and local history for a colorful account of the westward movement. His stories of the Mormon Trail and Pony Express are especially notable. This handsome book is illustrated with photographs, paintings, maps and documents-a treat for history and Western buffs. 208 illustrations
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, c1996.
ISBN: 9781558597822
Characteristics: 252 p. :,ill. ;,20 x 26 cm.


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