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A boy from Marshall, Minn., carries Sariah Cheadle, 17, of Fulda, Minn., across a flooded part of the trail. (Submitted photo by David Francis)

Trekkers re-enact Mormon pioneers’ handcart journey

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By BETH RICKERS

Forum News Service

MARTIN’S COVE, Wyo. — On July 28, 1856, a company of 575 individuals with 145 handcarts and eight wagons departed from Iowa City, Iowa, bound for Salt Lake City, Utah.

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