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Report on Big Tree Road conditions in CA in 1860
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: December 19, 2006 at 10:54:24
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Am not related but may be of interest to some one who is. I have no further info but some may be found in extracts from old newspapers at URL:


Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Monday, 29 Oct 1860<<
BIG TREE ROAD -- The San Andreas 'Independent' says that Mr. FORMAN, of the Fifteen Mile House, who, some 2 weeks ago crossed over from Stockton to Carson City via Big Trees, with 5 or 6 wagons heavily freighted, returned last Tuesday evening. He reports the roads yet in good condition, though a foot of snow is on the ground from Mud Springs to the summit. The weather is cold and very disagreeable in the night. His animals looked remarkably well for teams that had just twice crossed the Sierra Nevada.

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