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Season 2 Episode 18 Life on the Trail Part 3


More on the Trail.


The pioneers walked to Utah. Riding in a wagon was boring and uncomfortable. The saints were never the only emigrants on the Trail, in fact, they were often the minority on a crowded trail. Travel on the overland trail was carefully timed and seasonal. The number one killer on the trail was cholera. Accidents were the next leading cause of death. It was in Wyoming that the Saints marveled at the scenery and experienced a distortion of their sense of distance under the wide open skies. The Pioneer Trail was not for the most part a trail of tragedy and death, but rather a journey of faith and joy.


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