The Cherokee Trail

The Cherokee Trail is the longest branch of the California National Historic Trail. It originates in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Trail crosses Kansas and Wyoming East and West, and in Colorado, South to North. In 1849, the Evans / Cherokee Wagon Train came through this area on their way to the California goldfields, merging with the California Trail in Wyoming. In Utah, they traveled around the South end of the Great Salt Lake, taking the “Hasting Cut-Off,” one of the few to take this route since the Donner Party in 1846.

This historic marker is located at the Donner-Reed Memorial Museum at 90 N Cooley Street in Grantsville, Utah and was erected by the Utah State Society and the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists project of the 2000-2003 Administration Mary Ann Croome Helper, National President.