Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer
Name _____________________________ Date ____________________
MAP OF OLD MINING TRAILS
This map appeared in the Lewiston Morning Tribune on August
23, 1936, section 2, page 4. It accompanied an article by Dr. H.
L. Talkington titled, "Millions in Gold Dust Were Packed over Old
Trail from Warren." In the 1860s and later it took about 13 days
to travel from Lewiston to Warren, a distance of about 160 miles by
trail. When the pack train
operator took Polly from Portland to Warren, their route probably
them through Lewiston. The numbers on the map show where people
the night. Usually they camped, because there weren't many
Also, many Caucasian people were prejudiced against Chinese
and did not allow them to stay in hotels.
On the average, about how many miles could they travel in one day?
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