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

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Description: 4th Grade Dixie's picture to accompany her report on pioneer William Henry Ashley.
Image courtesy of: Heritage Gateway Project Images, These images have been gathered to support the Sesquicentennial celebration of the immigration to Utah.

Pioneer: William Henry Ashley (Dixie - 4th Grade)

William Ashley was the head of the fur trading company. In looking for the best place to trap beaver for pelts, his men crossed the Rocky Mountains and explored much of the west. Many famous mountain men were in that group. They kept a diary which helped others who came west later. I admire his pioneer qualities of adventure, courage, and sacrifice.