The advent in the fall of 1845 by John C. Fremont with his exploring pack party crossing the Great Salt Lake Desert, began a chain of events that led to the opening of the Hastings Cutoff and of emigrants traversing the desolate Great Salt Lake Desert.
- Pictoral Hastings Cutoff Trail Guide
- Text-only Hastings Cutoff Trail Guide
- The Hastings Cutoff Slide Show
- Emigrant’s Guide to Oregon and California
- The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate
- The Great Salt Lake Desert