inspiring true story of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party
of 1844—they survived hardships of waterless deserts
and mountain snows to become the first party to successfully
cross the Sierra Nevada with covered wagons—one of the
truly remarkable achievements in the history of the West.
with an optional chapter directory.
PLUS An Educational Supplement on CD-ROM with
11 chapters of text and illustrations, in an easy-to-use format,
all keyed to the subjects and chapters within the film –
including a directory of sources and bibliography for help
locating additional information on trail history.
PLUS a link to a teacher’s guide on the www.thecaliforniatrail.com
web site, to assist educators in using this material in the