Overland route to California description of the route, via Council Bluffs, Iowa by Andrew Child

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Published by N. A. Kovach in Los Angeles .

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  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.,
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Statementkeeping the north side of the Platte River, for the whole of the distance, lying near that stream thence over the South Pass; via the Sublette and Bear river cut-offs and the Truckie river road, over the Sierra Nevada, to Sacramento Valley. Introduction by Lyle H. Wright.
SeriesHalf-Title: California centennial series. [IV]
LC ClassificationsF593 .C5 1946
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., iv p., 2 l., [iii]-viii, [9]-60,[2] p.
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6511383M
LC Control Number47002574

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