Ellsworth Company, 1856. Brief Bios of those in the official Company list or are mentioned in the Journals of the Company
William Knox Aitkin (1819-1864) Travelled with the McArthur Co. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, returned and died there.
|Bountiful, Utah Temple at night. (although we're still missing our spire under repair and the scaffolding is still up.)|
|The first handcart company led by Captain Edmund Ellsworth, and including Elinor Jenkins Vaughan|
with her daughter's family, enters the Great Salt Lake Valley, Sept. 26, 1856
(LDS.org media library)
|Gods "exist" in the entrance rotunda of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California|
"Byddwch golau!" Ac oedd golau."'Be light!' And light was."
|Nebraska Map Part 1, from Omaha to Lexington, Nebraska|
|A Mormon Pioneer Wagon Train in Echo Canyon on a day without the rain but otherwise still seemingly miserable.|
Likely after 1861 because of the telegraph poles.
Upon arriving at Echo, Utah I became very sick and was forced to lie on the ground due to the pain in my stomach. After praying and resting a short time, I was able to continue on. As the company had gone on down the canyon, I was forced to travel alone, there being a terrible rainstorm raging and I was unable to see except when the lighting would flash. While traveling alone, I overtook an Italian and his little girl with their handcart. They also had been left behind to die. This man died before morning. I buried him the best I could, not having a shovel. I then traveled on, taking the little girl and her cart with me. During that day we overtook another man and his daughter by the name of Clark. They also had been left by the main company. I said to myself later, “Had it not been for Mr. Clark and his assistance I could not have continued on.” We overtook the main company the following day. Here we camped to bury our dead. Our provisions almost exhausted, we all cut down to one cup of flour a day.
It has been called to our attention that there are some among the various pro-white and white supremacy communities who assert that the Church is neutral toward or in support of their views. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the New Testament, Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:37-39). The Book of Mormon teaches “all are alike unto God” (2 Nephi 26:33).
White supremacist attitudes are morally wrong and sinful, and we condemn them. Church members who promote or pursue a “white culture” or white supremacy agenda are not in harmony with the teachings of the Church.
|Elizabeth Bourne Thompson (1822-1878)|
|Robert Mueller, Special Counsel investigating Trump. Now with Federal Grand Jury.|
|Looking West from South Pass. Pacific Butte on the left.|
|A-5, third from left.|
|My son, A-5, shoveling snow in Japan wearing the "Helping Hands" or "Mãos que Ajudam" vest.|
|My son, A-6 (second from right), recently returned from Ohio, wearing the Brazilian "Helping Hands" colors on a t-shirt with a few others.|
Reenacting deaths or violence—including mob violence— is not to be included as part of treks.I guess that's a bit stronger than "discouraged."
|Echo Canyon, Utah, on the Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and California/Hasting Cutoff Trails|
Free use Wikipedia commons by gracious permission of Flckr User: Leoboudv
|The Last Wagon by Lynn Fausset|
|Would you buy a used car from these guys?|
|A few of the varieties developed at Brown's Iris Gardens|
The roofers finished this morning. It's now lunch-time and I'm at home. The new roof looks great!
"The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head."We are getting a slate-colored asphalt shingle "a cool gray with a beautiful green undertone--exactly like real slate." Green is my wife's favorite color and slate matches with our Welsh homestead. (Our house, like nearly every home in Britain, has a name, "Tŷ Fychan" or "Vaughan House.")
We got through Nixon. We will get through this. I am more concerned in the long term about global warming than I am about Trump.
|The New Standard of Patriotism|
President Obama never hugged the flag enough
|Genoa Courier, Friday, March 21, 1890|
|Genoa Courier, Friday, May 30, 1890|
|Copyright Robin Drayton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.|
|An Iron Forge at Merthyr Tydfil, Julius Caesar Ibbetson, 1789|
|Jane "Jeanette" Vaughan Lewis Johns|
Born: 1827, Hay, Breconshire, Wales; Died: 1890, Jacks Valley, Nevada.
Mormon Handcart Pioneer of 1856
The Red, White, and Blue, and Orange!
Ziko-C - Own work. Kerktoren Oude St Mauritius, Silvolde, Koninginnedag 2008. Toren uit ca. 1570.