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Season 1 Episode 15 Winter Quarters Part 2 Life in Winter Quarters


The Saints endure the winter of 1847-47 at Winter Quarters


By the late Fall of 1846, most of the LDS were digging in for the winter in settlements along the Missouri River. Winter Quarters on the west bank was literally a wilderness refugee camp filled with thousands. As winter deepened, survival became of paramount concern. Thanks to the journals of those who were there, a rich history of Winter Quarters has survived giving us a glimpse of what life was like in the winter of 1846-47. This episode features the scholarship of Richard Bennett, William Hartley, Maurine Ward, Jennie Lund, Shauna Anderson.


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