- Taking the Long WayIn 1846, Lansford W. Hastings led a group of about 60 emigrant wagons on a route that diverged from the California Trail near Fort Bridger, Wyoming. After encountering almost impassable difficulties getting through the Wasatch Mountains via Weber Canyon, Hastings left word for the Donner-Reed party - following his trail - not to attempt Weber Canyon. The Donner-Reed party found his written warning and set James Reed to find Hastings and get his advice. Following Hastings' advice, the Donner-Reed party chose to reach the valley of the Great Salt Lake by way of Emigration Canyon. Unfortunately, it took 18 days of cutting and hacking trees and brush to bring the Donner-Reed wagons to the valley.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 747185 N 4514099|
|Decimal Degrees||40.74073333, -114.07250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 44.444', W 114° 4.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 44' 26.64" N, 114° 4' 21" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1552 Wendover Blvd, West Wendover NV 89883, US|
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