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Smith wagon train from Warren Co. Iowa 1862.

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Re: Smith wagon train from Warren Co. Iowa 1862.

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a THORNE family leaving probably Calmas, Olive Township, Clinton, Iowa after July 28, 1860 arriving California in 1862, All we really know at this point is that the Mother a THORNE family had lost a baby on the way in the wagon train.
I suppose back in those days you wouldn't stop a wagon train if some one was in labor, or would you?
Apparently Federal soldiers protected them on the way to CA..
What trail would they have taken and does anyone know what Wagon train it may have been? I think I remember reading something years ago about two trails? out of IA?

I remember that years ago when we were running Pipe line in Wyoming we had to bring a archaeologist with us. We found a Fire pit that was thought to be left by the Indians. And a wagon train track that we actually went underneath, so we didn't destroy the traces of the tracks...........
I don't remember which trail that one was either. I think probably about 20 miles more or less out of Green river or Rock Springs WY.
Thank You
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