Which pioneer woman was married to two prophets and a sister to a third?
A) Eliza R. Snow
B) Janath Cannon
C) Mary Fielding
D) Caroline Lightner
(C) The Bidwell-Bartleson Party
You might be surprised to realize that the first wagons to enter Utah did not belong to the Saints. This distinction goes to the Bidwell-Bartleson Party, non-member pioneers on route to California in August of 1841, a full six years before the Salt Lake Valley welcomed the Saints.
Michael S. Durham, Desert between the Mountains: Mormons, Miners, Padres, Mountain Men, and the Opening of the Great Basin, 1772-1869 (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997), 73-76; William Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire (New York: Alfred