%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
The Landscape
Migrations
(1840-1872)

Introduction

In the years between 1800 and 1870, expeditions crisscrossed the Nevada landscape. Some of the routes would later be used by emigrants on their way to Oregon and California. Parts of other trails would be used many decades later by people building railroads and highways across Nevada. People in Nevada today are following in the footprints of history when they travel around the state on business and vacation.
 

Photo Credit:
Nevada Department of Transporation