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Season 1 Episode 31 Into the Valley


The story of the pioneers entrance into the Salt Lake Valley


July 7, 1847, President Young and the Pioneer Company arrived at Fort Bridger in western Wyoming. They had come 397 miles across Wyoming. Back along the Trail, they had met and conversed with Moses Black Harris, Jim Bridger, and Sam Brannan. Notwithstanding counsel to the contrary, they were eager to push on and reach the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Time was getting short. Yet, ahead of them was the “most difficult [part] of the journey and the most rewarding.”


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