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Utah Westerners 2012 Field Trip

 California Gold Rush, July 19 to 22

The Utah Westerners explored the history of “The Gold Fields of California.” We saw the significant emigration trails carved into the granite of the Sierra Nevada and gazed upon sites that changed the direction of our nation.

Our trip included tours of:  John Sutter’s Fort, James Marshall Gold Discovery site, California  Railroad Museum, Empire Mine State Park, Old Town Sacramento, Mormon Station at Genoa, and a guided tour of the Mormon Emigrant Trail with Frank Tortorich.  We saw some very special items brought out from the California State Library “California Room” exclusively for the UW by Gary Kurutz.

Utah Westerner Steve Berlin took hundreds of photographs of this great trip. That you can view here!i=1986431879&k=RnWHRRx

July 26, 2012 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

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