Trail History and Importance Today by Doug Knudsen
Traders, their mules, and their woolen goods are the "stars" of the trail—stars that were introduced to modern people to enrich their perspectives of the world in the 1820s-40s.
But, as usual, there is more to it. The trail's importance for today's visitors includes many other components and related attractions. The history involves more than a few groups of individuals riding to California and back.
The story of the trail (and our interpretation):
It goes back in history to long before the 1598 arrival of the Spanish....
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