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Title: Joe Walker

Description: Joe Walker (Joseph Reddeford Walker; 1798-1876), American trapper, hunter, explorer and mountain man; a former sheriff of Jackson County, Missouri, Walker recruited a band of frontiersmen in 1833 to explore the West Coast, chiefly California, leading his men from Salt Lake down the Humboldt River and across the Sierras to Yosemite and the Redwood Forest; he returned from Monterrey, California in 1834 via the San Joachim Valley, opening what later became known as Walker Pass, then on through Owens Valley and back to the Humboldt and Salt Lake, a route that established the easiest wagon train trail around the south end of the Sierra Nevada, and it was Walker's Humboldt River route, in 1869, that the transcontinental railroad would follow;

Category: American West

Keywords: American frontier, American West, American Old West, explorers, guides, mapmakers, mountain men, mountains, Old West, pathfinders, pioneers, railroads, railroad routes, railway routes, scouts, settlers, traders, trailblazers, trails, trappers, The West, Western United States, Wild West

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1200 x 1632 (1.96 MPixels) (1.36)

Print Size: 10.2 x 13.8 cm; 4.0 x 5.4 inches

File Size: 5.78 MB (6,058,304 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000046008c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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