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    • Brigham Young in July of 1847. He made a round trip to California by way of Cedar Valley in the winter and spring of 1847-48, returning with cattle and wagons--the first such conveyances to cross the Old Spanish Trail. Jefferson Hunt returned again...
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    • Henry was twelve years old when his father died, September 19, 1836.~ burial record in Wybunbury stated that Randle Lunt was The 70 years old and was of Bagnall in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. At that time, Henry's older brothers were ages 29 and 27....
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    • Henry worked in the store with the idea of saving his earnings, not to be a merchant, but to travel to America to be with other Mormons. Jeter Clinton was in charge of organizing the 402 Saints who boarded the ship Argo. They left England Jan. 10,...
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    • found such a concentration of steamboats. They stretched for four or five miles, curving with the river itse& sometimes two and three deep. By night, the procession of boats on the lower river was one of magical splendor. Hundreds of lights glanced...
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    • years before.I9The city of Winter Quarters (now Omaha, Nebraska), where some of the people from Nauvoo settled, was across the Missouri River on the west bank. Weakened by the long trek, the Inhabitants were plagued by disease but were still able...
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    • the same ship as Henry, was Captain of the first company. The last company left on July 4, and took until sometime in October to reach Salt Lake City. It was unwise to leave Kanesville any later because of bad weather that late in the season. There...
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    • saving weeks in travel and the hard labor of blazing a new trail. They had in mind the moving of the people who would come after them. The route they chose was somewhat shorter than the other trail, with a better grade. Further, the greater part of...
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    • dangerous. No less dangerous was the task of removing the yokes fiom the impatient creatures and of the unloosing the chains. The romance of being out in the wilds was terribly chilled by an inclement sky. A few days of drizzling rain tried the...
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    • than thuty in the hall. I took the hymn book you gave t o me and think I never sang with so much freedom and sincerity of heart in my life. One, William Simpson, preached. His text was 'Search the Scriptures.' He made a most excellent discourse. We...
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    • for a state road from Peteetneet to Iron Springs, one for an exploration to find a new route from Tooele County to this place via Sevier Lake, and one for a railroad from the Great Salt Lake City to Iron spring^.^ To avoid the wind which blew out...
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    • decision had been made yet to settle Cottonwood Valley (Cedar City). On Monday, February 3, while Smith was plowing and sowing wheat, Ammon, the brother of Chief Walker, assisted him in this task and expressed the desire to farm and live like the...
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    • ofthe mountains were blessed with an array of trained laborers. This was a vital factor in the success of the Mormons as color~izers.~ Experienced workers had been sent to southern Utah to help in the manufacture of iron, but they were encountering...
    • Chapter X - The Walker War - Page 141

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    • CHAPTER X THE WALKER WAR 1853 W hen the Mormons were colonizing the Utah Territory, they went out of their way to keep on fiiendly terms with the Indians. The Mormon people kept a fiiendly attitude towards the redmen and continued to give them...
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    • that I wished for the brethren to run with buckets, which they immediately did. Thinking it wisdom to go and see Chief Walker the while, I did so When I first entered his tent, which was very extensive and an excellent one, he shook hands with me...
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    • him and four more dining with me on Monday. Gave him about 150 pounds of flour and a few potatoes which well-pleased him. I talked considerable with him and he manifested the best spirit I ever saw him do. He says, by and by, he intends settling...

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