Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California
Place Published: Salt Lake City
Publisher: Western Printing Company
Date Published: 1930
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 30962
178,  pp. including index at the rear. Octavo [23.5 cm] Original, pebbled brown and green cloth covered flexible boards with a green, gilt and blind stamped title, wagon and pioneer design on the front cover. Illustrated endsheets. No dust jacket. Black and white facsimile photos and illustrations; pictorial endsheets. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are rubbed. The spine ends are gently bumped. The pages are mildly age-toned. The book is very sturdy.
Emigrants following the Hastings Cutoff met with disaster and the Cutoff was responsible for the deaths of nearly half the members of the Donner Party. Flake 4565, Howes K59. Per Flake, "Concerned with the Hastings Cut-off but has some material on Mormon pioneers."