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Season 1 Episode 15 Winter Quarters Part 2

The story of life in Winter Quarters.


By 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.


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