Placing Rail Post at Graves Site - Hastings Cutoff

Photograph: Todd Schvaneveldt

Made near Lakepoint, UT.

Here an "Iron Cross"a sturdy marker made from steel railis placed along the Hastings Cutoff of the California Trail. The Donner-Reed Party used this portion of the trail and it is often given their name.

There is a possibility, currently under investigation, that graves from early in the trails era are near this spot.

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