Saturday, November 23, 2019

Carrying it Across the Plains

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Every now and again stories are told of women carrying articles that they couldn't part with across the plains when there wasn’t room to carry the item in wagons or handcarts. What did Lydia Catherine Haws and her sister Mary Eliza carry with them all the way to Utah?
a.                  The family picture
b.                  A picture their grandmother painted
c.                   A wash basin
d.                  An iron
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Johnston’s army
From the life of Elizabeth Smith Crane:   She was married to Elias Crane at Florence, Nebraska, by Elder Amasa M. Musser. Their wedding journey was 1,020 miles. They reached the Great Salt Lake Valley, September 11, 1857. Johnston’s Army was one hundred miles behind them.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 701.

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