Handcart

by Tom September. 14, 2009 3750 views

This set is from some of the sculptures I shot while on vacation. This is a sculpture of The Handcart Movement…

Here is a little history on it…………….

The Mormon handcart pioneers were participants in the migration of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the LDS Church) to Salt Lake City, Utah, who used handcarts to transport their belongings. The Mormon handcart movement began in 1856 and lasted until 1860.

Motivated to join their fellow Church members in Utah but lacking funds for full ox or horse teams, nearly 3,000 Mormon pioneers from England, Wales, Scotland and Scandinavia made the journey from Iowa or Nebraska to Utah in ten handcart companies. The trek was disastrous for two of the companies, which started their journey dangerously late and were caught by heavy snow and severe temperatures in central Wyoming. Despite a dramatic rescue effort, more than 210 of the 980 pioneers in these two companies died along the way. John Chislett, a survivor, wrote, "Many a father pulled his cart, with his little children on it, until the day preceding his death.

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Vas ÁDã¡M 8 years ago

Intreresting ...

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Koncz Erzsã©Bet 8 years ago

Very interesting shots:)

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Paul 8 years ago

#4 tells the story on its own!! Brilliantly done!!!

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Lynda 8 years ago

Interesting post.

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Pintã©R Orsi 8 years ago

you saw so many interesting things in your vacation :)
thanks for the report :)

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Pete 8 years ago

#1 came out nice

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Nancy 8 years ago

Great history!! Wow, if we thought are lives.....#1 and #4 tells all!! Great post:))

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Never Dainty 8 years ago

interesting set. wonderful shots as well. ;)

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Jet28 8 years ago

Very interesting post - great shots!

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Marsha 8 years ago

Interesting story....and you captured some great details from this sculpture!

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Kate 8 years ago

great sculpture and thank you for the information in brought your wonderful images to life :)

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Gonia 8 years ago

yes, you did well to add story to pictures, in another cae i won't understand the sculpture.thanks Tom.

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Ricardo 8 years ago

These are great!! Wonderful :):)

The story looks nice :)

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