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By Bonnie Martland
Special to Valley News 

Recommendations were sparse for traveling West in 1849


Last updated 1/17/2019 at 10:02pm

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Photos of the late 1800s show the old Southern Emigrant Trail was traveled by covered wagons pulled by oxen, mules or horses.

My daughter and her family brought their fifth-wheel RV from Arizona and camped at Pechanga Resort Casino's RV resort. Having only had their rig a few months, as they set up they discovered they had not included a few items that would have made life on the move a bit more comfortable and convenient.

Their trip, over part of what was essentially the old Southern Emigrant Trail, brought to mind the early travelers over the route and the requirements for their journey. Overland travelers, mainly from the South and Midwest, were typically farmers and thus would already have some of the necessi...

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