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Bloodshed, Crosses and Graves: Explore the California Trail through Battle Mountain, Nevada [Kindle Edition]

Charles Greenhaw , Larry Hyslop
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Book Description

History Traveler Series #4

The California Trail through Battle Mountain was a hotbed of Indian-emigrant altercations and battles. The emigrants’ livestock had worn out and their food supplies were low. Here, they clashed with desperate Western Shoshone who had lost their food supplies and life style.

Historian Charles Greenhaw uses research and emigrant diaries to describe the infamous river crossing, Gravelly Ford and its lonely graves, along with battles and bloodshed near Stony point and Iron Point. He debunking the myth of the famous Maiden's Grave, while describing the actual person buried there.

Maps and route descriptions help historical time travelers to visit these important landmarks along the middle Humboldt River and the overland emigrant trail.

 Stand at the Maiden’s Grave and gaze across the Humboldt River at the Gravelly Ford’s lonely graves.
 Listen to the wind among cottonwoods at the idyllic Emigrant Pass springs and Primeaux Station.
 Climb the steep, sandy hill, site of the deadly fight between the Donner Party’s James F. Reed and John Snyder.
 Look over the Humboldt’s willow thickets from Stony Point, scene of so many altercations and massacres.

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About the Author

Charles Greenhaw is an historian who has written many articles based on Nevada history and participates in Chautauquas about Nevada pioneers. He and his wife, Janet, live in Reno, Nevada. Larry Hyslop is the author of The Hikers Guide: Trails in the Elko Area, The Ruby Mountains: A Visitor s Guide, Beeplants and Whiptails: Stories From Nature, The Plants and Animals of Zion National Park and Hidden Nature; Discover the Plants, Animals and Natural History of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. He has traveled many of the Nevada back roads to visit historic sites along the California Trail. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Elko, Nevada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1452 KB
  • Print Length: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Gray Jay Press (December 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ATS1HD2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,031 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be March 9, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I though this book would bring a factual tale of the history of this area. But what I found was a collection of questionable "facts" brought together in a somewhat haphazard manner with directions to "points of interest" that made me wonder if the author had ever been there in the first place. Not a total loss, but missed the point
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Larry Hyslop lives in Elko, Nevada, where he contributes the "Nature Notes" weekly column to the Elko Daily Free Press. He travels extensively around the West, visiting national Parks.

Larry has written nature descriptions covering the landscapes of national parks, along with guides to the Ruby Mountains and Elko area. He worked with Charles Greenhaw to develop guides to the California Trail through Northeastern Nevada.


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