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 of the Sweetwater River and Martin's Ravine. Bodil and young Christian did all they could to help the others who were suffering, even though their loss was great as well. Each one gave strength and faith to help another. As relief wagons arrived, the emigrants were quickly given places to ride. Bodil and young Christian boarded one of the relief wagons, November 9, 1856, leaving husband, father, and most of their belongings behind, and continued their journey to Utah. The two young men driving the relief wagon preferred to go down the Weber River and left the Main Company. They had to cross the Weber River many times. At places the ice was broken and the horses could not pull the load up the bank, so they had to unload and reload the wagon several times. Bodil reached East Weber on December 21, 1856, ten days later than the rest of the Company. Learning of their arrival, Neils Peter, who was living in Kaysville, drove an ox-team to Weber to meet his mother and brother. They returned to his home ( a dugout and a wagon bed) to recuperate for the winter In the spring, the family moved to Sanpete County, among the first to settle here, making their home in Mt. Pleasant. Though Bodil had lost a husband and all her belongings, she rejoiced at being reunited with her children once again In March 1857, the oldest son, Mads, left Denmark, joining his family in September 1857. Once again my thoughts return to the plaque in Martin's Cove Visitor's Center with the name of Lars Madsen highlighted to remind us that he gave his life here seeking the freedom of his religion for all his family. Source: Family Histories Madsens of Mt. Pleasant, Utah 30
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Identifier 040_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 326441
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