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Map of Lake Bonneville Showing its Extent at the Date of the Provo Shoreline

Map of prehistoric freshwater Lake Bonneville showing its main body and Sevier body, with the Provo water area marked in blue. Lake Bonneville was about 10 times larger than today’s Great Salt Lake which actually is a remnant of Lake Bonneville. The Provo shoreline was formed when the Lake levels stabilized following massive flooding out through Red Rock Pass. Towns and cities throughout the states of Utah and southeastern Idaho are drawn in to show their location on ground once covered by Lake Bonneville. State lines are clearly marked, as well as latitude/longitude. “Lake Bonneville Pl. XIII.” is written at the top right margin. Map was drawn by G. Thompson; printed by Julius Bien & Co. lith. Map colors are blue and black on ivory paper.

The Shortest Route to California

An account of the shortest route to California illustrated by a history of explorations of the Great Basin of Utah with its topographical and geological character and some account of the Indian tribes.


View of Mt. Washington

Mount Washington is a mountain in White Pine County in the state of Nevada. The mountain climbs to an elevation of 11,658 feet (3,553 m) and is in Great Basin National Park.

Land near the summit and adjoining the national park was purchased in 2001 by The Long Now Foundation as a potential site for the Clock of the Long Now. The announcement of the land purchase was made at Baker, the gateway town of the national park, and in nearby Ely, Nevada at a gathering of White Pine County officials sponsored by Ely’s Economic Diversification Council. The property was described as 180.3 acres (73.0 ha) made up of eleven patented mining claims dating back to 1916.

View of Mt. Washington

Eureka, Utah

View of Church Street looking south from R. R. Bridge. Wide, well-kept streets characterized this early Utah mining town. Second house on right, W. F. Shriver. Sixth buiding on right, St. Joseph’s parochial school. Large building on the hill (on right side) is the Gemini Mine. First home on left, Mrs. Meyers. Structures on the hill on left side are the Eureka Hill Mill and the Company House. Eureka was settled when gold was discovered in 1869. More than six communities were settled to provide housing to miners.

Fur Traders’ Route (Peter Skene Ogden)

Peter Skene Ogden’s Fur Trappers route. Peter Skene Ogden’s map of the Great Salt Lake and the Snake River country. It also shows Ogden’s route of 1828-29, the year he discovered the Humboldt River of Nevada. The Great Salt Lake and Bear River can be seen at the lower right-hand corner if you put the side marked “north” at the top. Carl Wheat, Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West