This presentation on trails of southwestern Iowa covers the explosive years between 1804-1857 for the still relatively new American republic. Descriptions of great river traffic and covered wagon trails of Southwestern Iowa will demonstrate how broad Iowa’s heritage really is. Some of the trails to be discussed include the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Trail, 1811 Overland Astorian’s Trail, 1837 US Dragoon Trail, 1846 Mormon Trail, 1846 Mormon Battalion Trail, 1849 California Gold Rush Trail and the 1856-1857 Handcart Trail.
Historic Pioneer Trails Through Southwestern Iowa
July 16, 2015
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Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pmContact: Humanities Iowa Phone: (319) 335-4150