Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Life On The Trail

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Stories from the Trail

Description: Line drawing by Tiffany, a ninth grader at Central Davis Junior High.
Image courtesy of: Heritage Gateway Project Images, These images have been gathered to support the Sesquicentennial celebration of the immigration to Utah.

Before leaving Nauvoo, Eliza R. Snow had ten cents to spend. She chose to spend it on a bottle of ink so she could keep a journal of her trip. The result was a journal of great worth. (Story told at the LDS Church History Museum.)

Louisa Pratt's husband was on a mission to the Sandwich Islands, so she and her four daughters did all the work as they came west. She had a small stove that served her needs quite well. Other persons were quite jealous. Some mischievous boys hid some gun powder in the stove and didn't remove it before Louisa began cooking some lumpy dick one afternoon. She felt impressed to move away from the stove and as she did, the powder blew up destroying the stove and spreading lumpy dick all over.(Story told at the LDS Church History Museum.)