July California Trail Social Media Posts: Week 1

Here is a continuation of my posts regarding a virtual road trip along the California Trail, posted on the Facebook page of the California Trail Interpretive Center. July 1 – A 5-month virtual road trip along the California Trail Continuing down the road from Poison Spring / Clayton’s Slough (yesterday’s virtual site) is Willow Spring [...]

June California Trail Social Media Posts: Week 4

June 22 – A 5-month virtual road trip along the California Trail 3-year-old Ada Magill died from dysentery on July 3, 1864. You can read her story on the Wyoming History webpage of the Wyoming State Historical Society at https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/ada-magill-grave. The photograph of her gravesite (GPS coordinates -105.978,42.849) was downloaded from the Historical Marker Database [...]

June California Trail Social Media Posts: Week 1

June 1 – A 5-month virtual road trip along the California Trail Fort Kearney (http://outdoornebraska.gov/fortkearny/ GPS coordinates -99.005, 40.645) was established along the Oregon/California Trail in 1848. Today you can visit an Interpretive Center, view the parade grounds and several reconstructed buildings. Note that this Fort Kearney should be distinguished from "Old Fort Kearney" which [...]