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The Miles

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title The Miles
Description to find the way to the Great Basin. Brigham Young, the leader, had obtained copies of the maps of John C. Fremont's journeys over this route in 1843 and 1644. He had also talked to some mountain nen and anyone who had traveled as far west as the Rockies. With this scant information and the guidance of the Lord, this battered and persecuted people would succeed in finding a peaceful new home in the tops of Only men were to have do en xncluded n_n trus first company of pioneers. They were the ones to lead the way for the many thousands waiting in various camps in Nebraska and Iowa to follow. Because of the ill health of Krs. Lorenzo D. Young, Harriet Page VJheeler Young, caused by the malaria in the Missouri swamp, she was allowed to accompany this vanguard. To travel with her, Clara Decker Young, wife of Brigham, and Lllen Sanders Kimball, wife of Heber C. Kimball, were also allowed in the company. The original number of men had been 144 to represent twelve for each member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or for each tribe of Israel, but one man had become ill and had to be excused, liach man walked beside his wagon, with his loaded gun in his hand or in his wagon uithin easy instant reach. The threats of marauding Indians, or even of some white outlaws, were always present. Although emigrants were traveling to Oregon and California, this company chose to make their own trail on the other side of the river from the generally travelled route. After the brief stop, the wagon train or the company, as it was usually called, started on the trek again. This time William walked by the wagon, with 'he red flannel marked wheel and counted. Appleton ivilo was glad to be relieved of that task. As William Clayton had relieved Ap at his counting, he said, "Brother Harmon, I appreciate your help, but do you think some kind of apparatus could be built that would measure the miles mechanically?" 97
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323868
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323868