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Audrey
" The last 3 images are supposedly of the Oregon Trail near Guernsey, WY. I am very skeptical of this as the Smithsonian Magazine describes these ruts as 5' deep in soft sandstone. "
Oregon trail

Malta trail


Malta trail are deeper because they may have been used more intensively (obvious in the case of constant quarry work) and for much longer time than the Oregon trail, which have been in full intensive use for about twenty years, from the 1849 California gold rush until the train was completed in 1869 (my opinion).
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Wiki said
The Oregon Trail was laid by fur traders and traders from about 1811 to 1840, and was only passable on foot or by horseback. By 1836, when the first migrant wagon train was organized in Independence, Missouri, a wagon trail had been cleared to Fort Hall, Idaho. Wagon trails were cleared increasingly farther west, and eventually reached all the way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, at which point what came to be called the Oregon Trail was complete, even as almost annual improvements were made in the form of bridges, cutoffs, ferries, and roads, which made the trip faster and safer. From various starting points in Iowa, Missouri, or Nebraska Territory, the routes converged along the lower Platte River Valley near Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory and led to rich farmlands west of the Rocky Mountains.
From the early to mid-1830s (and particularly through the epoch years, 1846–69) the Oregon Trail and its many offshoots were used by about 400,000 settlers, farmers, miners, ranchers, and business owners and their families. The eastern half of the trail was also used by travelers on the California Trail (from 1843), Mormon Trail (from 1847), and Bozeman Trail (from 1863), before turning off to their separate destinations. Use of the trail declined as the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, making the trip west substantially faster, cheaper, and safer.
400 000 passages is a lot, but it came quickly to an end. Was it the case in Malta? We just don't know.

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)

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Clapham Junction Malta 1923 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 524 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 396 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 497 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 405 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 337 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 312 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 320 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 320 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 276 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 298 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 295 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 251 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 306 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 283 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 283 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 286 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 245 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 224 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 346 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 206 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 257 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 212 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 304 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 308 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 365 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 208 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 308 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Turkey Tracks 222 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 217 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 344 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 235 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 205 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 208 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 257 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 220 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 227 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 247 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 248 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 182 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 259 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 356 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 209 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 199 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 202 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 233 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 194 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 236 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 196 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 488 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 222 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 245 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 226 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 452 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 216 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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