674da32071 Sites along the trail. ^ "The Pioneer Story / Trail Location / Chimney Rock". Monson First Presidency Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Presiding Bishop Quorums of the Seventy Criticism Anti-Mormonism Blacks and the church Book of Mormon Genetics Historical authenticity Linguistics Origin Homosexuals and the church Mountain Meadows massacre Polygamy Salamander letter September Six Other related articles Bloggernacle FairMormon Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Mormon fundamentalism Mormon studies Mormonism and Christianity Mormonism and women Books LDS Church small LDS Church big Standard works Book of Mormon Joseph Smith Pearl of Great Price Mormon Texts Temples Ordinances Presidents History Culture Criticism Category LDS Church portal WikiProject . The pioneers traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Great Basin using mainly large farm wagons, handcarts, and, in some cases, personally carrying their belongings.[notes 1] Their trail along the north bank of the Platte River and North Platte River and over the continental divide climbing up to South Pass and Pacific Springs from Fort John along the valley of the Sweetwater River and then down to Fort Bridger and thence down to the Great Salt Lake became known as the Mormon Trail. In 1846, religious tensions reached their peak, and in 1848 mobs burned the Latter-day Saint temple in Nauvoo. Pratt wrote: .we could not refrain from a shout of joy, which almost involuntarily escaped from our lips the moment this grand and lovely scenery was within our view. ^ Hafen & Hafen (1992), pp.110115 ^ "The Pioneer Story / Trail Location / Sweetwater River".
(Needs citation?) After leaving, they aimed to establish a new home for the church in the Great Basin and crossed Iowa. Children's voices were crying in the darkness, mother's voices soothing or scolding, men's voices rising above the others, all mingled with the distressing groans and cries of the sick for help, and, above all, the roaring of the wind and howling of the tempest made a scene and feeling indescribable. . Several thousand more would follow on later as they sold their property for what they could get and continued to leave Nauvoo, Illinois. Richardson's Point (35 miles (56km) west) The emigrants made their way past Croton and Farmington to ford the Des Moines River at Bonaparte. (1981). ^ "The Pioneer Story / Trail Location / Scotts Bluff". Stegner, Wallace Earl (1992). The small sick detachment lagged behind the larger group, and a scouting division was created to move farther ahead on the designated route.. A group of 19 men, led by Daniel W. Upon arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Mormons literally had to make a place to live.