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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 1708 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 410 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 324 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 387 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 327 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 238 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 230 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 239 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 234 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 226 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 225 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 223 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 189 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 222 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 201 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 213 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 210 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 167 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 158 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 293 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 155 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 197 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 131 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 210 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 219 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 275 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 154 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 235 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Turkey Tracks 154 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
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Re: Turkey Tracks 138 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 238 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 151 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 236 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 173 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 149 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 150 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 144 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 158 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 140 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 152 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 232 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 165 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 99 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 109 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 127 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 159 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 274 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 131 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 134 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 151 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 134 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 230 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 128 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 124 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 169 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 136 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 129 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 333 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 148 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 159 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 143 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 344 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 120 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
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