Legacy

    Sweetwater Rescue

    Episode 49

    58:29
    Description

    Although fewer than 10 percent of the early Latter-day Saint emigrants to the Salt Lake Valley made the journey using handcarts, the handcart pioneers have become an icon in LDS culture, representing the faith and sacrifice of the pioneer generation. Historian Chad Orton discusses the Sweetwater Rescue of the Willie and Martin handcart pioneers.

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