4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2021 4:34 PM by Dianne Holley

    Seeking Clayton's Guide or other guides to 1850s Oregon Trail

    Dianne Holley Wayfarer

      Hello, I am seeking a copy of either the Clayton's Guide, or the Latter-Day Saints' Guide or the Mormon Guide to westward emigration in the 1850s. I am transcribing letters written from the Oregon Trail and want to understand the logistical issues and opportunities a traveler of that time would have.

      Also would like to know, when someone said, "we traveled 20 miles today," or, " we went a quarter mile further," how they might have known the distance. Thanks very much!