Journey to Utah

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
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Title Journey to Utah
Description Madsen, to finish with the selling of their farm and to join them in Utah as soon as possible. They arrived in Philadelphia, then took the train to Iowa City, Iowa, where they remained for six weeks preparing the necessary items to cross the plains. In July, they joined a large ox-team company under the command of Captain William B Hodgett, and started the long arduous trip to the west. They were camping along the Platte River getting ready to ford the river when the Martin Handcart Company arrived. Filled with compassion, Captain Hodgett's Company took many of them into their wagons, knowing the extra load would be a heavy burden for their own people and exhausted oxen. Towards the end of October, as they neared the Red Buttes, both companies became snowbound. A relief company sent from Salt Lake City also became snowbound near Devils Gate, Wyoming. A small group from the relief party finally reached the emigrant company, finding them suffering Bodil (Bodel) Nielsen Lars Madsen from the effects of the bitter cold weather and insufficient food The Martin handcart company, Hodgett company, and a small relief party, made their way on, passing Independence Rock. Knowing Devils Gate was near, they hoped to find refuge and protection behind the rocky ledges The temperature had fallen to eleven degrees below zero, and food rations were almost gone. Starved and weary, Lars, sixty-one years of age, became ill and a few days later died He was laid away as well as could be under the circumstances by his fellow travelers at Devils Gate, near the head 29
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Identifier 039_Journey to Utah.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326440
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