Journal of the Handcart Pioneers 1856-1860
Between 1856 and 1860, there were ten handcart companies that
crossed the plains, not just two. There were three companies
before Willie and Martin, and five companies after. What is their
story? What was common to all those who pulled a handcart?
This book answers those questions. It contains excerpts from
the journals of those who walked in all ten companies. It is
hoped that youth and families will take this book and go to such
places as Iowa City, Chimney Rock, Red Buttes, Martins Cove,
Rocky Ridge, and Rock Creek Hollow and read the pioneers
words as they stand on or near where those early Saints stood.
The intent of this book is to teach history, strengthen faith. This
book will be great for youth and leaders who go on trek.