Trekkers re-enact Mormon pioneers’ handcart journey
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.
At the behest of religious leader Brigham Young, these Mormon pioneers...