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Details on a new & shorter route to California...

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October 06, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 1859 

* James H. Simpson - U.S. Army officer
* Corps of Topographical Engineers
* Utah Expedition to California route

Page 2 has a very lengthy, detailed, 1 1/2 column article: "Discovery Of A New & Shorter Route From Utah to California" signed in type: J. H. Simpson. Wonderfully descriptive.
Simpson was an explorer of some note. He delineated his route in 1859, shortening the distance to California by 250 miles, and it was adopted by the overland mail, pony express and the telegraph.
A terrific report on the westward exploration and migration.
Four pages, mild margin wear, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War