Routes To Californias Gold Fields By: M. S. Lewis
3 Routes to California Overland Route Overland Route Rounding Cape Horn Rounding Cape Horn Trek Across Panama Trek Across Panama
Overland Route 3000 miles 3000 miles 3-7 months travel time 3-7 months travel time Danger of Indian attacks Danger of Indian attacks
Rounding Cape Horn 4-8 months travel time 4-8 months travel time 15,000 miles long 15,000 miles long Dangerous due mostly to storms. Dangerous due mostly to storms.
Trek Across Panama Miners had to walk 50 miles through the jungle Miners had to walk 50 miles through the jungle Suffered illness and some died Suffered illness and some died 7000 miles long 7000 miles long Had to wait for boats on the Pacific side of Panama. Had to wait for boats on the Pacific side of Panama. 2-3 months travel time 2-3 months travel time
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