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3 Facts About the California Trail

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The California Trail was an emigrant trail of about 3,000 miles across the western half of the North American continent from Missouri River towns to what is now the state of California.

In the American Old West, trails were used by immigrants from the eastern United States, between 1830 and 1870.

Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States.

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After it was established, the first half of the California Trail followed the same corridor of networked river valley trails as the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail, namely the valleys of the Platte, North Platte and Sweetwater Rivers to Wyoming.

The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300-mile route that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled from 1846 to 1868.

The Oregon Trail is a 2,170-mile historic east–west, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.

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In the present states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah the California and Oregon trails split into several different trails or cutoffs.

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