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Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Stanley Buchholz Kimball

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.,
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Trails -- West (U.S.) -- Guidebooks.,
    • Historic sites -- West (U.S.) -- Guidebooks.,
    • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.,
    • West (U.S.) -- History, Local.,
    • West (U.S.) -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementStanley B. Kimball.
      ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF593 .K535 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 226 p. :
      Number of Pages226
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1329684M
      LC Control Number92209862

      By they had moved on to Utah. During the s, newcomers began using the new railroad that was under construction. As historian Wallace Stegner stated, the Latter-day Saints "were one of the principal forces in the settlement of the West. From toit was an important LDS settlement and the outfitting point for companies traveling to present-day Utah.

      Many LDS young men, women and elderly couples choose to serve a proselytizing missionduring which they dedicate all of their time to the church, without pay. After crossing the Mississippi Riverthe journey across Iowa Territory followed primitive territorial roads and Native American trails. Ground was broken, irrigation ditches were dug, and the first fields of potatoes and turnips were planted. Additional townsites were carefully chosen, with settlements placed near canyon mouths with access to dependable streams and stands of timber. For that he and others were arrested and jailed at Carthage, Illinois.

      When Conquering Bear rejected Grattan's demands, one of the soldiers opened fire. Additional townsites were carefully chosen, with settlements placed near canyon mouths with access to dependable streams and stands of timber. By there were 11, Mormons living in Nauvoo, which is now an interesting place to visit. Heavy rains turned the rolling plains of southern Iowa into a quagmire of axle-deep mud. The emigrants sometimes celebrated their arrival at this landmark with a dance. The 1, mile auto tour route is generally marked with the trail logo, and closely follows the trail's historic route.


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Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail book

Fearing a repeat of Missouri and Illinois, the Mormons prepared to defend themselves, determined to torch their own homes in the case that they were invaded.

Others are located on private lands-please obtain the landowners permission before entry. Ground was broken, irrigation ditches were dug, and the first fields of potatoes and turnips were planted. Don't Miss a Thing.

Snow continued to fall for three days and the company came to a halt as many emigrants died. It has all the advantages mentioned above, plus users to your site can conveniently access it directly on your site.

Morman Pioneer National Historic Trail

Other vigilantes attacked Mormon farms around Nauvoo in an attempt to expel them. Smith said that he had been directed to the plates by an angel named Moroni, who also had given him divine tools for translating the ancient inscriptions into English.

For Business Owners Every day, we help thousands of travelers plan great vacations. Under Young's leadership, about 14, Mormon citizens of Nauvoo set out to find a new home in the West. About the same time, they were joined by 12 more members of the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion.

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The Horse Creek Treaty. Although they did not invent the device, the measurements of the version they used were accurate enough to be used by William Clayton in his famous Latter-day Saints' Emigrants' Guide.

However, the actual trip across Iowa was slowed by rain, mud, swollen rivers, and poor preparation, and it required 16 weeks — nearly three times longer than planned. He would later be sustained as President of the Church and prophet.

The Mormons first settled in Missouri but then moved to Illinois and built the town of Nauvoo when this state proved far friendlier. They had already built one in Kirtland, Ohio. The emigrants were located on both sides of the river, but their settlement at Winter Quarters on the west side was the largest.

Pratt had opened his "Golden Pass Road. Latter-day Saints were finally forced to abandon Nauvoo in Sep 11,  · Sponsors Journals Itinerary Gear List Maps Videos Photos The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail was established in through an act of congress, and is considered one of our premier Emigrant/Overland Trails.

It begins in Nauvoo, Illinois, and for some miles west, it passes. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Stories are perfect for those traveling along the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail or for those who just want to understand how these people turned tragedies into triumphs, experienced miracles, strengthened their bonds with one another, and came to know and rely on God.

Oct 16,  · We have visited numerous historical sites on the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, This time we saw some sites in Salt Lake City and Park City.

The trail when used went across 5 states. 70, Mormons traveled the trail from to to escape religious persecution/5(9). The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1, mile (2, km) route that members of The Church traveled from to Today the Mormon Trail is a part of the United States National Trails System, as the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.

In NovemberCongress established the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail as part of the National Trails System, which commemorates the journey of the Mormon people from Illinois to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

The almost 1,mile long trail is managed as a cooperative effort among private landowners, trail associations.