Monday, November 17, 2008

"The Overland Trail, From the Golden Gate to the Great Salt Lake"

From: annieruok@charter.net

I found a copy of The Overland Trail, From the Golden Gate to the Great Salt Lake in an antique shop in Virginia City. The copy I purchased is slightly different than the one you have in your museum. The remaining title, Along the Southern Pacific – American Canyon Route via Ogden, differs slightly from your copy and a few of the illustrations are different as well.

The book (scenic guide) is beautiful, but I'm not sure how it was made. "The illustrations made from photographs" look as though they were pasted in the book, almost like a scrapbook. Does this mean each book is different? How many guide books were published? Do you have any idea what year the series of guide books were published? No publishing date is listed.

—Beverly