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Villages on wheels : a social history of the gathering to Zion

Author: Stanley Buchholz Kimball; Violet T Kimball
Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Greg Kofford Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Mormon travels, often made at great sacrifice, began in a first move in 1831 from New York and Pennsylvania, and on to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Then came the the great wagon and handcart exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake starting in 1846. When the railroad reached Promontory Summit in northern Utah in 1869, emigrants could then come by railroad nearly all the way. This social history shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Buchholz Kimball; Violet T Kimball
ISBN: 9781589581197 1589581199
OCLC Number: 758973606
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The flight from Nauvoo --
Religious life --
Trades and chores --
Recreation and social activities --
Camp rules, obedience, and discipline --
Young pioneers --
Intimate Mormon family life --
Interactions with fellow travelers --
Social interactions with Native Americans --
Interactions with African Americans --
Disease, accidents, death, and burials --
The dark side --
The unsung heroes --
Saints by sea.
Responsibility: Stanley B. Kimball and Violet T. Kimball.

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Mormon travels, often made at great sacrifice, began in a first move in 1831 from New York and Pennsylvania, and on to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Then came the the great wagon and handcart exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake starting in 1846. When the railroad reached Promontory Summit in northern Utah in 1869, emigrants could then come by railroad nearly all the way. This social history shows what the Mormons "lived in" and believed in through these early years.

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