Originally Posted by Lyf
In this instance:
Latter - The Second ,or last 'item' to be mentioned. (Lake Lahontan)
Former - The First, or previous 'item' to be mentioned. (Lake Bonneville)
"A long time ago there were two salt lakes called, Lake Lahontan & Lake Bonneville. These dried up and left large flat areas covered in salt (brine is salty water), they are now known as The Great Salt Lake (WAS Lake Bonneville) and Pyramid Lake (WAS Lake Lahontan)."
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