And join in celebrating the entrance into the Valley of blessed, honored pioneers!
|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)
The camp rolled out at 12 P.M. and Travelled 18 miles[.] the road was pretty good. We forded the Weber about 1 P.M. and had dinner in the Weber banks[.] camped about 30 past 6 P.M. Wood, water and feed plenty. We were visitted by a few Indians. (Galloway OTD).
The camp rolled out at 7 A.M. and travelled 20 miles. the roads were rather rough and rugged. camped about 30 past 6 P.M. Wood, Water and feed plenty. (Galloway OTD).
The camped rolled out at 7 A.M. and Travelled 20 miles. crossed Kanyon 11 Times. the roads a little rough[.] had dinner at the bottom of the bigg mountain. Crossed the bigg Mountain in 2 hours and 55 minutes[.] camped at the foot of the little Mountain at 6 P.M. (Galloway OTD).
The Brethren from the city sent us a waggon with provisions as we were rather short.
A Galloway, Secretary (Galloway OTD).