Which animal in the Salt Lake Valley, shortly after the Saints first entered, might have struggled the most?
D. Joseph Smith
From the life of Emeline Beckstead Bills: Emeline’s family was living in Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada when three elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came to their town. The whole family was converted and her parents were baptized the same spring Emeline was born.
On their journey from Canada to join the Saints, they were confronted by a group of fifty armed and angry mobsters at Crooked River. They were detained for three days. The women set out to find water and the mob shot at them. Then miraculously, a rain cloud appeared and in about twenty minutes, the rain was pouring down. Crooked River because a raging torrent which cause the mobsters to be concerned about saving their own lives. The prophet Joseph Smith, himself, with fifty volunteers rescued the bedraggled company the next morning and moved them to safety.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 255.