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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘handcart trek’

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer trail trek

Press Release: In the mid 1800s, nearly 70,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the plains from Nebraska and Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were in wagon trains, but ten companies of pioneers (totaling around 3,000 persons) pushed handcarts containing all of their possessions for more than 1,000 miles. This month nearly 200 youths and 75 accompanying adults from Berthoud, Loveland, Windsor, and Fort Collins-- all in pioneer attire, re-created ... Full Story