of the Ways at the Raft River
The BLM Sign
For many years this photo was the first picture in Shann Rupp's photo story of the Raft River-Humboldt River Route of the California Trail. Shann took the picture while on a Trails West outing in 1995.
In November 2005 Jim McGill sent us a message challenging Shann's statement that the BLM sign marked the California Trail on top of a ridge. In December 2005 Shann decided to replace the picture of the sign with a view of the nearby scenery and a quote from an old diary. Jim and Shann asked Don Buck to clarify the situation and Don contributed the notes he wrote several years ago for a Trails West guidebook.
The following persons contributed to this email discussion:
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For more information:
see Jim McGill's article on The Parting of the Ways in the May 2004 edition of Trail Dust.
|Trails West plans to publish an updated edition of their Emigrant Trails West, A Guide to the California Trail from the Raft River to the Humboldt Sink and the Greenhorn Cutoff in 2006. For more information please refer to their website, http://www.emigranttrailswest.org|