Sails for Church and State

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Sails for Church and State
Description located where people could be lodged, money was exchanged, and personal belongings stored. Logistic problems were very difficult in New York, but local Saints helped out and everyone worked together and all were soon traveling by train toward Detroit and Chicago. From there they continued west to Council Bluffs. From this point the balance of the trip to Zion was by wagons pulled by oxen and mules. Prior to leaving, almost endless preparations would be completed. Companies were organized, vast quantities of supplies were collected and made ready, and wagons and animals were double checked to be certain they were ready. Excitement was in the air when the first wagons started rolling. Only days into the trip, those same problems that accompanied every wagon train across the plains were also present with this large company. People became sick and several passed away and were buried along the trail. A little girl broke her thigh. Hans was able to set it and then gave her a blessing, asking the Lord to be with her. Animals became lame, which was always a serious problem. Food was scarce and had to be carefully rationed out. Despite the problems, however, everyone remained optimistic. They were making steady progress Gospel meetings and singing were a nightly affair and everyone knew that at the end of each day they were closer to Zion. On September 25, 1868, the company drove into the tithing yard in Salt Lake City. They had safely reached their new home. They were finally in Zion The long trip had taken three months and twelve days to complete. Thirty-six people had died and were buried at sea during the ocean voyage. Of these, thirty were young children. Absolutely nothing can compare to standing helplessly by on the deck of the ship watching as a small bundle slips quietly out from under the canvas and into the depths of the sea. An additional ten people lost their lives while crossing the plains. Indeed, life on the plains had been very hard. What made these strong, faithful people do what they did, take the risks they took, leave loved ones and friends knowing they would probably never see them again, move to a strange new land with 85
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326615
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