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Journal of the Handcart Pioneers 1856-1860


This is the complete story, in their own words, of the Latter-day Saint handcart pioneers who crossed the plains between 1856 and 1860. It is a must for anyone going on trek.


This rare and unique volume is a compilation of diary entries from the handcart pioneers. In their own words you can experience what it was like to leave their homeland to pull a handcart day after day with failing strength–to face opposition not just from weather but from loved ones and apostates trying to turn them back. This book is meant to be read at home or on the trail. Take it with you as you visit those places along the trail where they traveled. Go to Iowa City, Red Buttes, Martin’s Cove, Rocky Ridge and Big Mountain and feel what it was like as they stood there long before you. There were ten companies that pulled handcarts between 1856 and 1860, and from their diaries we can get a clear and accurate picture of what these pioneers forefathers endured for their faith.


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