Item #8836 Mormon Trail. J. Rulon Hales.

Mormon Trail

Manchester, NH: Printed by the Clarke Press, 1947. Pictorial map [76 cm x 54 cm] printed in three colors. Better than very good. Item #8836

A commemorative map funded by the Burlington & Quincey Railroad Company to celebrate the centennial of the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake City and the Great Basin. In addition to showing the route of the Mormon Trail, this map also marks the Mormon Battalion Trail, Pony Express, Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, Lewis & Clark Trail, Old Spanish Trail, and the Mail Trail of Forty-niners.

Opened and charted as a wagon road in 1846-47. From Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah by pioneer vanguard under Brigham Young. Followed by thousands of Mormon Pioneers to their new homeland in the ‘Valleys of the Mountains.’ This trail – traced first by wild animals, used by Indians, by fur hunters, later blazed as a wagon way over the Wasatch Range by the Donner Party – became a highway for not only covered wagon pioneers, but also the Pony Express, the overland stage, the first transcontinental telegraph – and to some extent the route of pioneer railroads of the west.

Price: $250.00

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