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Follow Me to Zion by Andrew D Olsen,Jolene S. Allphin,Julie Rogers

By Andrew D Olsen,Jolene S. Allphin,Julie Rogers

James G. Willie knew the trek will be hard while he left Iowa urban in July 1856, top 500 handcart pioneers on a 1,300-mile trip around the plains.

But he couldn't have recognized that his humans could run out of nutrients whereas nonetheless hundreds of thousands of miles from Salt Lake urban nor that the iciness of 1856 might start in the course of October with lengthy, critical storms. Sixty-nine participants of his corporation could die alongside the way.

Yet from this tragedy emerged victorious tales of non-public patience, braveness, heroism, and unwavering faith.

Follow Me to Zion recounts 20 compelling tales of contributors of the Willie handcart corporation and their rescuers.

Dozens of full-color photos through artist Julie Rogers improve this memento quantity, which will pay tribute to the boys, ladies, and kids who've develop into enduring witnesses of the ability of religion and sacrifice.

Here you'll find excerpts from their very own money owed of the adventure, examine what these trustworthy pioneers did after attaining the Salt Lake Valley, and browse reflections on their lives by way of descendants.

The uncomplicated phrases “Follow Me to Zion,” cross-stitched onto small items of material stored within the magazine of a handcart pioneer, are a call for participation that also calls to us today.

The tales and work during this attractive quantity can encourage us to reside precise to our religion and achieve out to aid others do likewise.

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