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Author Hill, William E.

Title The Mormon Trail : yesterday and today / William E. Hill.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1996.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 216 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index.
Contents The nature of the Mormon Trail -- Early history : the Mormon Church, the development of the Mormon Trail and Mormon migrations : 1803-1869 -- Maps, guidebooks, and diaries -- Pictorial journey -- Historic sites : museums and displays -- Readings and sources.
Summary Part history, part resource book, part guide, and part photographic essay, The Mormon Trail Yesterday and Today is an essential reference for readers of all ages who are interested in the Mormon trek west. In conjunction with the sesquicentennial of one of the most dramatic migrations in American history, William E. Hill now applies his expertise to the Mormon migration. Driven from their home in Nauvoo, Illinois, Mormons, under the leadership of Brigham Young, began in.
1846 their journey west to an expected haven in the Great Salt Lake Valley. The first party arrived there in July 1847. Thousands of members and converts later followed the Mormon Trail, which for much of its way traced the route of the Oregon Trail, although it generally stayed across the Platte River from the more-traveled way. It was thus, until the railroad's arrival in 1869, one of the West's most important and heavily used roads. Although the Mormons' experience.
Was in most ways similar to that of other emigrants, the religious motivations, tight organization, and family groups of the Mormons gave their migration a distinct character. William Hill introduces the Mormons, their eventful early history, and the characteristics of the migration west. His book also includes a chronology of trail-related events, excerpts from diaries and guidebooks, songs, historical maps, over 200 then and now illustrations, descriptions of major.
Museums and displays on the trail, and recommendations for further reading.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail.
Mormon pioneers -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- History.
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Mormon pioneers. (OCoLC)fst01026296
United States -- Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. (OCoLC)fst01240398
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form Electronic book.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hill, William E. Mormon Trail. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1996 0874212022 (DLC) 95050223 (OCoLC)33971581
ISBN 9780874213737 (electronic bk.)
0874213738 (electronic bk.)

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