Fearful Crossing: The Central Overland Trail Through Nevada, by Harold Curran


The author describes the development of the trail and the lives and fortunes of those crossing Nevada. Extensive quotes from emigrant journals and other authorities give intimate insights into daily emigrant living; trouble with Indians, feeding livestock, fighting, deaths, food preparation. The author, himself, has explored the trail, giving personal insight into problems of travel over difficult terrain. More than the main Humboldt trail, this book describes the Applegate cutoff.

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