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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 1765 Rstevens1701 16-Oct-17 15:26
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 439 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 18:45
this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 344 Racho 16-Oct-17 22:45
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 420 Tsurugi 17-Oct-17 04:55
Not carts. 347 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 07:14
Re: Not carts. 255 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Not carts. 248 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 20:17
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 260 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 07:28
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 251 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 08:29
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 236 Origyptian 17-Oct-17 15:08
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 245 Jon Ellison 17-Oct-17 16:56
ships on land 241 molder 17-Oct-17 22:43
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 202 molder 18-Oct-17 12:22
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 247 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 13:00
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 220 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 17:23
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 229 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 18:26
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 229 Jon Ellison 18-Oct-17 19:01
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 184 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:44
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 173 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:36
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 307 molder 08-Nov-17 10:34
Re: ships on land thousands of slaves dug tracks at corinth 167 Tsurugi 09-Nov-17 05:55
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 211 Origyptian 18-Oct-17 01:53
Re: this is at odds with Newearth/Russian scientist findings/conclusions 148 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:47
Black Tracks 228 Barbelo 19-Oct-17 01:59
Re: Black Tracks 240 randompHactor 19-Oct-17 02:16
Re: Black Tracks 299 Barbelo 21-Oct-17 00:20
Re: Black Tracks 166 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 03:51
Turkey Tracks 250 Barbelo 17-Oct-17 22:51
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Re: Turkey Tracks 297 Tsurugi 07-Nov-17 05:58
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Re: Turkey Tracks 170 Mike D 26-Nov-17 16:57
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Re: Turkey Tracks 150 Barbelo 07-Nov-17 21:26
Re: Turkey Tracks 253 Tsurugi 08-Nov-17 08:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 164 Anonymous User 07-Nov-17 22:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 271 Mike D 25-Nov-17 13:44
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 189 molder 25-Nov-17 20:51
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 165 Mike D 26-Nov-17 12:46
The Diolkos 164 molder 26-Nov-17 21:36
Re: The Diolkos 158 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:03
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Mike D 26-Nov-17 13:15
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Tsurugi 27-Nov-17 09:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 170 Mike D 27-Nov-17 10:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 11:07
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:27
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 145 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-17 18:32
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 142 Jon Ellison 28-Nov-17 13:43
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 132 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 16:05
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 163 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 03:16
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 260 Mike D 29-Nov-17 09:54
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 183 Origyptian 29-Nov-17 15:06
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 118 Mike D 30-Nov-17 11:25
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 124 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 12:41
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 142 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 13:56
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 180 Mike D 30-Nov-17 14:11
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 298 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 15:32
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 146 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:49
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 154 Mike D 28-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 177 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 04:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 181 Mike D 28-Nov-17 10:46
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 156 Origyptian 27-Nov-17 15:48
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 255 Mike D 27-Nov-17 16:40
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 148 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 05:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 172 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:50
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 138 Origyptian 28-Nov-17 15:34
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 185 Mike D 29-Nov-17 18:23
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 155 Origyptian 30-Nov-17 05:15
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Re: Clapham Junction Malta 157 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:18
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 374 Audrey 28-Nov-17 03:14
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 167 Mike D 28-Nov-17 09:39
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 190 Tsurugi 28-Nov-17 18:30
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 161 molder 28-Nov-17 21:35
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 377 molder 18-Nov-17 22:20
Re: Clapham Junction Malta 192 Mike D 23-Nov-17 21:35
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Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 144 molder 30-Nov-17 05:22
Re: Chariot Tracks on The Streets of Pompeii 229 Mike D 30-Nov-17 10:59


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