Tail of the Elephant: The Emigrant Experience on the Truckee Route of the California Trail 1844-1852, by Olive Newell


The text describes the emigrant experience on the Truckee Routes of the California Trail. Quotations from more than 125 diaries, letters and journals describe the harrowing trip in the actual words of emigrants and gold seekers, and includes comments on botany, geography and the pristine ecology of 150 years ago.

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