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Mountains, Grass and Water: Explore the Hastings Cutoff and Overland Trail through Ruby Valley, Nevada
By Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book follows two historically important trails, the Hastings Cutoff and the Overland Trail, through the lush Ruby Valley of Nevada. Historian Charles Greenhaw describes the vivid history of this valley shadowed by 11,000-foot peaks of the Ruby Mountains. It is a valley once visited by such western notables as John Fremont, Kit Carson, Lansford Hastings, George Donner and Samuel Clements.
Entering the Great Basin: Explore the California Trail Through Wells, Nevada
By Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
From the Parting of the Ways, where the Oregon and California Trails separated, this book follows the California-bound wagon trains. It describes sites such as the City of Rocks, Record Bluff, Goose Creek, Thousand Springs Valley, Humboldt Wells, and the Humboldt River.
Canyons, Cutoffs and Hot Springs: Explore the California Trail Near Elko, Nevada
By Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Follow the California Trail past trail intersections with the Secret Pass Trail, Hastings Cutoff and Greenhorn Cutoff. The trail meanders along a growing Humboldt River through the narrow confines of Carlin Canyon. Follow the end of the Hasting’s Cutoff from Overland Pass, having finally bypassed the Ruby Mountains, to finally emerge into the Humboldt River Valley.
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
By Larry Hyslop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.