MaPPING THE SOUTHERN

EMIGRANT TRAIL

This project to determine the location of the Southern Emigrant Trail through Riverside County in the mid-1800s was based almost entirely on historic records. Surveyors’ field notes, newspaper articles, diaries and journals, military records, censuses, and many other records were used and provide the reader the opportunity to “experience” this exciting era in Southern California history.  The book about this project The Southern Emigrant Trail through Riverside County was published in 2012.  Many detailed maps of the route are included along with many historic and current photographs. 

MILLER RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH

AJMresearch@earthlink.net

In the 1800s, a Gunter’s chain was used to measure land. It is 66 feet long and has 100 links.

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This book may be purchased from BarnesandNoble.com and from Amazon.com


Some signed copies are available from the Vail Ranch Restoration Association (VaRRA) in Temecula.