West End of Hastings Cutoff

West End of Hastings Cutoff (HM19XQ)

Location: Elko, NV 89801 Elko County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.965', W 115° 55.184'

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?????Across the Humboldt Valley southward from this point a deeply incised canyon is seen opening into the valley. Through that canyon along the South Fork of the Humboldt ran the disaster-laden route called the Hastings Cutoff. It joined the regular Fort Hall route running on both sides of the Humboldt here.
?????The canyon was first traversed in 1841 by the Bartleson-Bidwell party, the earliest organized California emigrant group. In 1846 Lansford Hastings guided a party through this defile of the South fork and out along the Humboldt. The ill-fated Reed-Donner party followed later the same year.
?????By 1850 the dangers of the cutoff route were recognized and it was abandoned.
HM NumberHM19XQ
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series
Marker Number3
Year Placed1964
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 591173 N 4513351
Decimal Degrees40.76608333, -115.91973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.965', W 115° 55.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 57.90" N, 115° 55' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Frontage Rd, Elko NV 89801, US
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