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Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Heidi Swinton & Lee Groberg(Author)

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It was a journey to a new promised land in the American West. One hundred fifty years ago, thousands of emigrants found themselves walking thirteen hundred miles from Iowa to Salt Lake City. Carting their meager possessions in hastily built two wheeled wagons that looked much like shallow, oversized wheelbarrows, the travelers pulled and pushed their handcarts now a symbol of the early Mormon pioneer's dedication to God. The handcart pioneers began the trek in high spirits, even though it meant fourteen or fifteen weeks of walking regardless of age or health. But for the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart companies, a late start stretched their pilgrimage weeks longer, and the human costs proved to be higher than anyone could have expected. Early harsh winter weather, hunger, fatigue, and illness dictated that many would not live through the journey. The survivors could only pray for a miracle. And that miracle came men with the same faith in the Almighty, who risked their lives to save the almost one thousand converts and bring them to Zion. Traveling with provisions hundreds of miles through freezing temperatures and fierce snowstorms, the rescuer's effort called for more than grit and tenacity; it demanded experience, sacrifice, compassion, faith, and ingenuity. Dramatic and powerful, with nearly seventy paintings created for this book, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story is real life history presented in absorbing prose and images. It is the saga of the rescued and their rescuers, the story of people who earned the title Saints.

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  • By Jane Betts on March 4, 2017

    Excellent book of the Willie and Martin Handcart Journey

  • By Elizabeth I. Cochran on March 14, 2018

    They had so little to begin with and gave more than most. Their 'faith' carried them through and to Zion. What a great history teaching book.

  • By Patricia Green on April 23, 2016

    It is a great history of the Pioneer handcart company and their ultimate sacrifices. Great photos.

  • By L. weeks on February 7, 2010

    I knew some of the details about the Willie and Martin handcarts. This book has lots of depth and gives you more knowledge to bring you into that part of history. It is not a pleasure read. The people that lived to tell and those that died are brought into your knowledge and your heart.

  • By grammadotty on March 4, 2013

    Great little book for getting some background on the Willie and Martin Handcart story and the pictures are wonderful. Makes you think you were there.

  • By Harold R. Skinner on November 25, 2016

    As a descendant of a member of the Willie handcart company, it was edifying to read the detailed facts about what they had to endure...

  • By Susan Mortensen on March 29, 2016

    A history of my husbands family.I would not have been so brave

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