The collection of photographs
in this picture gallery includes both modern and historical images. They have been chosen
to inform the eye and mind about historic trails and trails-related activities for all
those interested in our region's overland routes.
You can expect this gallery to grow with new exhibitions of both
casual modern photographs and significant historical photographs. Check back often to see
the latest views from the trails. Last update 04/12/07.
We invite contributions to our
collection. For further information or if you have pictures that you would like to share
here, please contact the Utah
Most of the historical photographs
in the Utah Crossroads Picture Gallery are from the extensive collection of the Utah State
Historical Society. All such photographs are used by permission, Utah State Historical
Society, all rights reserved. The Society can be contacted as follows:
Utah State Historical Society
300 Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1182
Phone: (801) 533-3535
Fax: (801) 533-3504
World Wide Web: Utah History Home Page
Our thanks to the staff of the Society for its expertise and helpfulness
in making available the informative historical photographs used here.
|The photographs in this gallery are from multiple sources.
None may be used without prior permission of the copyright owners or in the case of most
of the historical photographs, the owners of the physical images. Utah Crossroads is not
able to grant permission for use beyond this website of the historical photographs. Please
do not ask.
||Many photographs have been made available by members of
Utah Crossroads for your enjoyment. With prior permission, some can be used for an
appropriate non-commercial purpose where specific attribution to the copyright holder
(photographer) and Utah Crossroads are displayed in conjunction with the photographs.
- Photograph Exhibitions
The collection consists of many photographs brought together into several exhibitions
on separate themes. Select from the list below to see miniature "thumbnail"
versions of the full-size images in the exhibition. Then click on a thumbnail to see the
larger image, photographer, when and where the photograph was made and an explanation of
- 1897 and 1997 Mormon Trail Wagon Train
- July 1897 and July 1997. As part of the Sesquicentennial (150 years)
Celebration of the Mormon Trail, a re-enactment wagon train, handcart company, walkers and
riders retraced the Mormons' route. The modern photographs were made in Wyoming and Utah
toward the end of the trek. One hundred years before, for the Silver Jubilee Celebration,
there was a re-enactment as well.
- Sesquicentennial of the Mormon Trail -
Chapter Field Trip
- August 23/24, 1997. This trip took participants from Fort Bridger,
Wyoming to Salt Lake City, Utah over the course of two days. Because of OCTA's and Utah
Crossroads' prestige and reputation for responsibility as well as the personal influence
of individual chapter members, it was possible to gain access to many stretches of trail
on private land that have had to be closed to casual visitors.
- Route of the First Transcontinental
Railroad - Chapter Field Trip
- October 18, 1997 - Includes historical photographs. This trip began
with visits to traces along the Utah-Nevada border of a route pioneered by the
Bidwell-Bartelson party of 1841 and later traveled by both famous and forgotten users of
the Hastings Cutoff west of the great salt desert. The highlight was driving over 90 miles
of the original 1869 Transcontinental Railroad grade.
- The Hastings Cutoff from Grantsville,
Utah to Donner Spring, Utah
- VIRTUAL TOUR of the trail. This exhibition of 30 photographs is a companion
piece to a home page on the Hastings Trail by Roy D. Tea, accessible in our Members' Pages
section. Includes historical photographs. This 100-mile section of the Hastings
Trail began with excellent water and forage but before delivering exhausted and suffering
humans and animals at Donner Spring at the base of Pilot Peak it crossed 80 miles of
waterless desert, much of it a vast salt mud flat devoid of life. The trail often claimed
stock, property and wagons from the pioneers who toiled across it.
- Trail Marking
- We have added an interesting gallery of pictures depicting some of the
chapter's trail marking activities. Thumbnails and brief descriptions
are at the bottom of the Trail
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