Sunday, August 23, 1998

U.S.A., Wyoming

"The Sweetwater Valley is the mid-section of the 2000 mile-long Oregon Trail.... For a week emigrants plodded this stretch of high altitude, semiarid desert.... 'How I long for a timbered country' wrote one traveler. '...In a thousand miles I have not seen a hundred acres of wood.... These everlasting hills have an everlasting curse of barrenness....'"

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