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The Old Spanish Trail across the Mojave Desert

Harold A. Steiner

The Old Spanish Trail across the Mojave Desert

A history and guide

by Harold A. Steiner

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Published by Haldor Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Guidebooks,
  • History,
  • Old Spanish Trail

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11629487M
    ISBN 100961451718
    ISBN 109780961451714
    OCLC/WorldCa42998077

      In his book, “Retracing the Old Spanish Trail” author Ron Kessler shows the West Fork coming through Ojo Caliente to Tres Piedras to a small unnamed spring just west of Tres Piedras where travelers could fill their water supply for the trip across the .   Harold Steiner points out in his The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert that “minor deviations from the mule trail had to be made to accommodate the wagons” (). He describes an excellent example where the Old Spanish (packer) Trail and the Southern (wagon) Route took different routes as they approached and crossed Emigrant.

    The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert A History and Guide (Book): Steiner, Harold A.   Do you have the book on the "Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert". From what I've seen in my copy, the route is EXTREMELY broken and disjointed. Definitely not like the resurrected Mojave Road. I don't know if there are any segments long enough to make into any kind of reasonable tools for ride.

    Mojave Desert History: Pioneer of the Mojave Old Skeletons & New Trails PRATT PARTY LOSES WAY. Despite the description by Fremont of a well-beaten road, it was still possible to lose one's way through the desert, as happened to Orville Pratt on his trip to California from Utah in Pratt recorded the incident in a diary which was the first day-to-day account of travels on the Spanish Trail. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) The Old Spanish Trail Item Preview remove-circle The ranchers riding with Rand Hayes cross the Mojave Desert to confront the hardships of a brutal land, a hostile Ute nation, and the mysterious territory of California in their attempts to drive the cattle.


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The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert: A History and Guide Paperback – January 1, by Harold Austin Steiner (Author)5/5(1). The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert: A History and Guide Harold Austin Steiner.

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Stubborn and unfazed, the Texans and their cattle depart forthwith, heading for Los Angeles, following the, by then, seldom-used Old Spanish Trail. In fact, after the American acquisition of northern Mexico territory intravel over the Old Spanish Trail began to diminish.

Roads designed for military use were surveyed and s: © - Old Spanish Trail Association - All rights reserved. Follow Us. Mailing List. Get this from a library. The Old Spanish Trail across the Mojave Desert: a history and guide. [Harold A Steiner].

The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert: A History and Guide. Las Vegas, Nevada: The Haldor Company. Stewart, George W. The California Trail: An Epic with Many Heroes.

New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. Thornbury, William D. Regional Geomorphology of the United States. New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail recognizes the land route traveled by traders from 19th-century Mexico - today's New Mexico - and California.

From tothis trail was the shortest-known route from Santa Fe to Los Angeles, through red-rock mesas, below snow-capped peaks, and fording untamed rivers, following a loose network of Native American footpaths across the Colorado Plateau.

Old Spanish Trail - Historical Overview Over the Years Over the years, a number of military groups and expeditions followed portions or all of the Old Spanish Trail. At the forefront of exploration of the West was the U.S.

Army Corps of Topographic Engineers—and the most famous member of that group was John C. Frémont. After the Mexican-American War, use of the trail fell off. Other, less rugged trails had been established by then, and the Old Spanish Trail was largely forgotten.

That is, until the early s, when historic interest in the trail was sparked by the publication of several articles and books about the trail.

The trail was officially blazed inwhen Santa Fe merchant Antonio Armijo combined the information from previous explorers and led a trade party of 60 men and mules to California. Armijo avoided the worst of the Mojave Desert, traveling south of Death Valley following intermittent streams and locating new springs to support the party.

Though he arrived at San Gabriel Mission in. In a mule caravan trade route known today as the Old Spanish Trail between New Mexico and Los Angeles and joined the Mojave River at Fork of the Roads, east of present-day Yermo.

Thanks to the efforts of Dennis Casebier and the Friends of the Mojave Road, these old ruts cover the ground pretty much as they did when the wagons rolled over them in the s. This unique situation came about because, unlike nearly every other major travel route on the frontier, the Mojave Trail did not evolve into a 20th century superhighway.

The Old Spanish Trail (Spanish: Viejo Sendero Español) is a historical trade route that connected the northern New Mexico settlements of (or near) Santa Fe, New Mexico with those of Los Angeles, California and southern California.

Approximately mi (1, km) long, the trail ran through areas of high mountains, arid deserts, and deep canyons. It is considered one of the most arduous of all. The Old Spanish Trail: History and Use.

Antonio Armijo forged a route through the Mojave Desert on his way into Southern California. Pictured above: Trona Pinnacles in the Mojave Desert a Mexican merchant and trader, led 60 men and mules across the wide expanse of the Colorado Plateau and forged a route through the Mojave Desert on his.

The Mojave Trails National Monument spans million acres of federal lands, including more thanacres of already Congressionally-designated wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management between Barstow and Needles, California.

It is a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes. The Old Spanish Trail Across the Mojave Desert: A History and Guide.

Las Vegas, Nevada: The Haldor Company, Walker, Clifford. Back Door to California: The Story of the Mojave River Trail. Patricia Jernigan Keeling, Editor. Barstow, California: Mojave River Valley Museum Association, _____. The Mexican Frontier, This long distance pack trail network came to be known as the “Old Spanish Trail”.

The primary travel route, labeled the Northern Route of the OST, passed through northeastern New Mexico, western Colorado, along nearly the entire length of east-central Utah, across the hot, arid Mojave Desert of southern Utah and Nevada, and finally through the mountain passes of southeastern California.

Armijo Route, One of the Old Spanish Trail’s alternative routes, the Armijo Route, was pioneered by 31 New Mexico traders, under the leadership of Antonio Armijo between and This group left Abiquiu, New Mexico, in November of with a horse and mule pack train loaded with woven goods to sell in California.

Madsen and Crampton retraced the trail through the Mojave Desert, Spanish Canyon, and Cajon Pass in California. California: Los Angeles County Finally, The Old Spanish Trail ends in Los Angeles Plaza, connecting Los Angeles, California to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Books, Journals & Diaries Opening the Mojave River Trail Finding a New Route The first recorded use of the route was made by New Mexican traders who departed from Albiquiu to, New Mexico, was sixty "citizens" on November 8, The Mojave Road, also known as Old Government Road (formerly the Mohave Trail), is a historic route and present day dirt road across what is now the Mojave National Preserve in the Mojave Desert in .Las Vegas, or “The Meadows,” became a watering hole on the Spanish Trail for the next two decades, and Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is worth a look.

There’s no neon here to burn your retinas, just the ruins of an old adobe fort. Then it’s across the Mojave Desert .