Emigrant Pass and Gravelly Ford Tour
Dunphy, Argenta and Stony Point Tour
Valmy, Stone House and Iron Point Tour
Battle Mountain Area in Journals, Diaries and Books
Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves; Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada
History Traveler Series #4
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
Charles Greenhaw uses research and emigrant diaries to describe the infamous
river crossing, Gravelly Ford and its lonely graves, along with battles and
bloodshed near Stony point and Iron Point. He debunking the myth of the famous
Maiden's Grave, while describing the actual person buried there.
Maps and route descriptions help
historical time travelers to visit these important landmarks along the middle
Humboldt River and the overland emigrant trail.
Stand at the Maiden’s Grave and gaze across the Humboldt
River at the Gravelly Ford’s lonely graves.
Listen to the wind among cottonwoods at the idyllic Emigrant
Pass springs and Primeaux Station.
Climb the steep, sandy hill, site of the deadly fight between
the Donner Party’s James F. Reed and John Snyder.
Look over the Humboldt’s willow thickets from Stony Point,
scene of so many altercations and massacres.