Trailing the forty-niners through Death Valley
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Trailing the forty-niners through Death Valley by Carl I. Wheat

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Published by [Printed by Taylor & Taylor] in San Francisco .
Written in English



  • Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)


  • Manly, William Lewis, b. 1820.,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.,
  • Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Carl I. Wheat.
LC ClassificationsF868.D2 W54
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p.,
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6409647M
LC Control Number40031600

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Illustrations are from Manly's book, "Death Valley in '" When, the first printed resume of the Forty-Niners' trip across Death Valley was contributed by the Rev. James Welsh Brier in the form of a brief account of a portion of the trip printed See "Trailing the Forty-Niners Through Death Valley," by Carl I. Wheat in Sierra Club. "Trailing the Forty-Niners Through Death Valley," by Carl I. Wheat, in Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. XXIV, No. 3, June, They may have escaped the Death Valley, but it took another 23 days to cross the Mojave Desert and reach the safety of Ranch San Francisco in Santa Clarita Valley. The so called "short cut" that had lured the Lost '49ers away from Captian Hunt's wagon train had proved to take four months and cost the lives of many men through the entire ordeal. The Death Valley '49ers were a group of pioneers from the Eastern United States that endured a long and difficult journey during the late s California Gold Rush to prospect in the Sutter's Fort area of the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada in route from Utah went through the Great Basin Desert in Nevada, and Death Valley and the Mojave Desert in Southern California, in.

Trailing the Forty-Niners Through Death Valley. San Francisco: Taylor & Taylor. [This booklet is a reprint of Wheat's article that appeared in the Sierra Club Bulletin. 24 (June ).] Wheeler, George M. , Issued May 7th. U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the th Meridian. Part of Eastern California, Atlas Sheet No. 65 (D.). Wagon Train & Horseback Riders. E.T.I. Corral 14 Western Wagons. Our Death Valley Wagon Train commemorates the first wagon train that passed through Death Valley in on their way to the gold fields. There is much history to be learned in reading of the troubles these hardy pioneers endured. Welcome to the home of the annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment. Membership to the Death Valley '49ers gives you access to all of our Encampment activities and many other benefits! Individual memberships are just $35 and family memberships, including children un are just $60 (visit our Membership page for information)! The Lost 49ers of Death Valley: A Survivor's True Story - Kindle edition by BRIER, REV. JOHN WELLS. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Lost 49ers of Death Valley: A Survivor's True Story.3/5(1).

Sadly, Death Valley's history is replete with myths that are too often accepted as facts. This stems from a human desire for a "good story" or a tantalizing myth rather than a true story. The following three examples demonstrate how artifacts were melded into a myth. In this presentation I follow Webster's definition of artifact. Forty-Niners (Note: The following paragraphs are reprinted from a manuscript written in by William Lewis Manly, a young member of the Bennett-Arcan party, describing their ordeals in their search for a shortcut to the California gold was the winter of , and having left Salt Lake City too late in the season to cross the central Sierra Nevada Mountains directly into. Death Valley - History Death Valley's Lost 49ers. In January of , gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California and people from all over the United States packed their belongings and began to travel by wagon to what they hoped would be new and better life. search input Search input auto suggest. search filter.