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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 1825 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 467 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 360 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 439 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 364 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 286 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 265 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 284 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 275 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 253 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 264 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 259 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 219 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 267 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 237 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 243 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 257 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 202 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 191 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 322 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 181 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 226 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 165 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 250 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 270 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 322 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 184 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 268 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Turkey Tracks 194 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
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Re: Turkey Tracks 185 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 269 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 187 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 302 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 210 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 178 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 183 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 216 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 187 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 191 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 203 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 135 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 211 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 320 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 169 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 172 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 164 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 206 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 171 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 210 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 406 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 164 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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