27560 Lake Road La Grange, CA 95329
- 317.3 Acres
- Vacant Land
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The American frontier moved west in slow stages after the American Revolution. Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific in the first decade of the new century in 1805. The thirteen states showed little interest in setting out across the uncharted wilderness for the Pacific Northwest. The first settlers to reach Oregon arrived in 1836. By 1840 the route west was well known. The Bartleson-Bidwell party became the first emigrants to reach California. Two hundred settlers came west on the Oregon/California Trail in 1842, a thousand in 1843, five thousand in 1845. After gold was discovered, travel west exploded. More than 30,000 came west in 1849, peaking at 55,000 in 1850. By 1857, 165,000 had crossed the continent overland.
When the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, 350,000 emigrants had journeyed west on the Oregon/California Trail. The railroads gradually took over, but wagon trains continued to roll out of Missouri every May for 20 years after 1869. The Oregon/California Trail began at Independence, Missouri and other Missouri River towns. Routes to California cut off from the Oregon Trail at several places west of the South Pass. It was possible to reach California by routes either north or south of the Great Salt Lake. Most chose the southern route and all routes came together to follow the Humboldt River until it disappeared into the desert in present-day Nevada. A murderous desert crossing then brought the settlers to the high country passes through the Sierra Nevada to California.
Reference 2022 - Tuolumne County Official Historical Website
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