Into the Jaws of Hell - Jefferson Hunt - The Death Valley '49ers Wagon Train & His Adventures in California1846-1857

Into the Jaws of Hell - Jefferson Hunt - The Death Valley '49ers Wagon Train & His Adventures in California1846-1857

By: Sutak, Tom

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Brand new hardcover book! ; From July 1846 to May 1848, Jefferson Hunt Traveled over 5,000 miles in the American West, and trekked on all or parts of five major Western trails - The Santa Fe - The Gila River - El Camino Real - The Humboldt River Trail - And Pioneered the Salt Lake City to Los Angeles Trail.

Hunt was merely a farmer when the Mormons left Nauvoo, Illinois, but in Council Bluffs, Iowa, He signed up to become Captain of the Moron Battalion, a brave division of Stephen Watts Kearney's Army of the West that forged a key rail from Santa Fe to Southern California. Jefferson HUnt and his family settled in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Then Hunt led a wagon train of Gold Rush travelers West, from which many split off-history would later call them the "Death Valley '49ers". A few short years later Hunt became the father of San Bernardino County, both helping to found the community and then enacting key legislation in the California assembly. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 552 pages; 0983551065

Title: Into the Jaws of Hell - Jefferson Hunt - The Death Valley '49ers Wagon Train & His Adventures in California1846-1857

Author Name: Sutak, Tom

Categories: Gold Rush, Pioneer, California, Utah,

Publisher: Pine Park Publishing: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New in New Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 54744

Keywords: Historical Biographies & Memoirs Books State & Local United States Americas History,