Friday, July 29, 2011

Here I Am

When the Mormon pioneers reached Salt Lake City, they entered the Salt Lake Valley at the "This is the Place" monument.

Today, its a bit of a touristy area, complete with a pioneer village and historical interpreters.

However, it is telling an important chapter in our country's history and how the west was won.

 Most of the Mormon pioneers came from Nebraska pulling handcarts

to reach Utah (or as they called it, Deseret).
Needless to say, many did not survive the journey.
Some they say haunt it (as seen on My Ghost Story on Biography)

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