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Hastings Cutoff – James Mathers – Weber Canyon Devils Gate

James Mathers recorded on August 2nd, 1846:

*2nd. Went down and examined the pass and found it to be impracticable for waggons to go thro’ although a number of men were at work removing all rocks that were not immovable and digging down the hills to make a way over — an exhibition of most consumate folly.

Marker H JM UT 1 by the Utah Crossroads Chapter – OCTA

This is part of the series of California Trail markers I’ve been documenting on these pages:

This historic marker is located at the Weber Canyon I-84 Eastbound Rest Area.