All the pioneers suffered greatly when coming to Utah

False, but they didn’t have any fast food or iPods so I guess that is suffering

pioneers1The trek of approximately 1,032 miles and 111 days that pioneers took was not one never-ending suffering trip. In fact, for most it was just a big adventure. It is estimated that around 70,000 pioneers came to Utah between 1847 and the completion of the railroad in 1869. It is also estimated that 6,000 died along the trail from exhaustion, exposure, disease and lack of food. Few were killed by Indian attacks.

Sources: “111 Days to Zion,” by Hal Knight and Dr. Stanley B. Kimball; Deseret News archives;; “The History of Emigration Canyon,” The National Park Service; Mel Bashore and Chad Orton of the LDS Church History Library.

All pioneers suffered

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  • August 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    An almost 1 in 10 chance of death? Yeah, sounds like a blast!


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