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7/13/10: Blazing the Trails Westward


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Historian Will Bagley says when you study the first-hand accounts of Westward migration, you see what a difficult place the West could be. Fortune-hunters were greeted with disappointment, immigrants were duped by con artists, and survival could mean ruthlessly putting your family's interests ahead of your neighbors. Bagley's latest book is the story of the push to Oregon and California. Tuesday, he joins us to explain how we're still living with consequences of choices made some 175 years ago.

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