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Season 3 Episode 05 Handcarts The Call to Rescue


President Brigham Young’s call to rescue Saints stranded on the plains of Wyoming.


The story of the Willie and Martin Handcart tragedy is not one story of a single group, rather it is a story of many distinct groups interacting over a period of months. This episode focuses primarily on the Willie Company stranded on the Plains of Wyoming, President Brigham Young and his brethren in Salt Lake, and those rescuers who leave hearth and home to help their fellow Saints.


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