Handcarts to Zion : the story of a unique western migration, 1856-1860 : with contemporary journals, accounts, reports, and rosters of members of the ten handcart companies (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Handcarts to Zion : the story of a unique western migration, 1856-1860 : with contemporary journals, accounts, reports, and rosters of members of the ten handcart companies

Author: LeRoy R Hafen; Ann W Hafen
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in association with the Arthur H. Clark Co., Spokane, Washington, [1992], ©1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is unparalleled in history, the procession of Latter-Day Saints pushing handcarts from Iowa City and Florence (Omaha) to their promised Zion by the Great Salt Lake. Many of the three thousand hardy souls who trudged across thirteen hundred miles of prairie, desert, and mountain from 1856 to 1860 were European converts to the Mormon faith. Without funds for wagons and oxen, they carried their possessions in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LeRoy R Hafen; Ann W Hafen
ISBN: 0803272553 9780803272552
OCLC Number: 24953637
Notes: Originally published: Glendale, Calif. : A.H. Clark Co., 1960.
Description: 328 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The handcart --
The gathering --
The new plan --
The first handcart companies, 1856 --
The Welsh company --
Tragedy stalks the trail --
The rescue --
Handcart companies of 1857 --
Renewed emigration, 1859 --
The last of the handcarts, 1860 --
Appendix A. Official journal of the first handcart company --
Appendix B. Captain McArthur's report on the second handcart company --
Appendix C. Report by F. D. Richards and Daniel Spencer --
Appendix D. Journal of the first rescue party --
Appendix E. Captain Grant's report from Devil's Gate --
Appendix F. Joseph A. Young's report, November 16, 1856 --
Appendix G. Harvey Cluff's account of the rescue --
Appendix H. Bringhan Young and Herber C. Kimball addresses of November 2, 1856 --
Appendix I. President Bringham Young's address of November 16, 1856 --
Appendix J. Atwood's account of his mission and the fourth company --
Appendix K. Songs of " the gathering" --
Appendix L. Handcart songs --
Appendix M. Roster of members of the handcart companies.
Responsibility: by LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen.
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It is unparalleled in history, the procession of Latter-Day Saints pushing handcarts from Iowa City and Florence (Omaha) to their promised Zion by the Great Salt Lake. The migration is described in  Read more...

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