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Salt Desert Trails - A History of the Hastings Cutoff and Other Early  Trails Which Crossed the Great Salt Desert Seeking a Shorter Road to  California by  Charles Kelly - Hardcover - Signed - 1930 - from Back of Beyond Books, ABAA (SKU: 016342)

Salt Desert Trails - A History of the Hastings Cutoff and Other Early Trails Which Crossed the Great Salt Desert Seeking a Shorter Road to California

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Salt Desert Trails - A History of the Hastings Cutoff and Other Early Trails Which Crossed the Great Salt Desert Seeking a Shorter Road to California

by Kelly, Charles

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  • Signed
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Salt Lake City: Western Printing Company. Very Good. 1930. Hardcover. Green leatherette boards with embossed title gilt, and blind embossed illustration of a pioneer and wagon on front. Boards have light wear to head and foot of spine, light soiling, and light toning to edges; previous owner's bookplate on a front endpaper; text block has light toning to edges. Signed and inscribed by author on a front endpaper: "To Mr. W. T. Smith - If you ever pass[? ] this way I'd like to show you this old trail - Yours, Charles Kelly - April 2, 1940." This narrative describes the many trails traveled through the Great Salt Desert from the mid 19th to early 20th centuries, and focuses on the Hastings Cutoff. The Cutoff was a supposed "short cut," taking 300 miles off the journey to the Pacific Coast. Starting in Fort Laramie and rejoining the California Trail on the other side of the Sierra Nevada, the Cutoff proved to be a short cut to disaster for some. Included in this book are the journeys of the Donner party, Jedediah Smith, the Fremont Expedition and more. Howes K59. Flake 4565. ; 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 178 pp; Signed by Author .

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Bookseller
Back of Beyond Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
016342
Title
Salt Desert Trails - A History of the Hastings Cutoff and Other Early Trails Which Crossed the Great Salt Desert Seeking a Shorter Road to California
Author
Kelly, Charles
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Western Printing Company
Place of Publication
Salt Lake City
Date published
1930
Keywords
Great Salt Desert, Hastings Cutoff, Donner Party, Jedediah Smith, Fremont Expedition, Pioneer History

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