Central Overland Route

The Central Overland Route (also known as the "Central Overland Trail", "Central Route", "Simpson's Route", or the "Egan Trail") was a transportation route from Salt Lake City, Utah south of the Great Salt Lake through the mountains of central Nevada and the Basin and Range Province to Carson City, Nevada. For a decade after 1859, until the first Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869, it served a vital role in the transport of emigrants, mail, freight, and passengers between California, Nevada, and Utah.

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Elm Grove, Missouri - History - Later Emigration and Uses of The Trail
... Simpson left Camp Floyd (Utah) to establish an army supply route across the Great Basin to the eastern slope of the Sierras ... August, Simpson reported that he had surveyed the Central Overland Route from Camp Floyd (Utah) to Genoa, Nevada ... This route went through central Nevada (roughly where U.S ...
California Trail - Sweetwater River - South Pass To The Central Overland Route
... An alternative route, the Central Overland Route, across Utah and Nevada that bypassed both Fort Hall and the Humboldt River trails was developed in 1859 ... This route was discovered, surveyed and developed by a team of U.S ... and went from individual streams and springs across the Great Basin desert in central Utah and Nevada—avoiding the Humboldt River trail and its often ...
Central Overland Route - Telegraph
... The newly consolidated Overland Telegraph Company of California, which had already built a telegraph line to Carson City, would build the line eastward from Carson City ... Several accounts of travel along the Central Route have been published ... Greeley published his detailed observations in his 1860 book "An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco" ...

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