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Emigrant Pass Professional Review and Guide
"In 1848, following the Mexican-American War and two years after the Donner Party tragedy, a group of Mormons discovered an alternative to the notorious Truckee River Route for their return trip to Utah (they had arrived in San Diego by a more southerly route). Their discovery would quickly become the most popular Gold Rush trail over the Sierra into California, transporting 120,000 souls between 1849 and 1852. A second flurry of travel would occur in 1859, when silver was discovered in Virginia City."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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