Humboldt Wells Tour
Deeth and River
Valley and Goose Creek Tour
City of Rocks Tour
Notes from the
About the Authors
Entering the Great Basin; Explore the
California Trail Through Wells, Nevada
History Traveler Series #1
in the footsteps of California-bound emigrants as they begin their struggle
across the Great Basin.
weary oxen pulling wagons past the Twin Sisters rock formation as they marveled
at the cathedrals and cottages created in stone around them.
inscriptions carved and painted in the soft rock beside Goose Creek, above a
meadow once crowded with wagons, animals, and people.
to the sound of running water and singing meadowlarks at the headwaters of the
Humboldt River. Wagon trains were once strung out along this river’s entire
From the “Parting of the Ways”, where
the Oregon and California Trails separated, this book follows the
California-bound wagon trains. It describes sites such as the City of Rocks,
Record Bluff, Goose Creek, Thousand Springs Valley, Humboldt Wells, and the
Historian Charles Greenhaw conveys the
history of the trail, describes the landscape seen by early travelers, and
depicts their travails as they began their trek across the Great Basin. Diary
excerpts use the original travelers’ voices to describe the scenery and the
trail through Northeastern Nevada.
Maps and route descriptions help
historical time travelers to visit historic sites along the California Trail.