Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fear Vs. Faith

The movie 17 Miracles is a dramatized depiction of the tragic Willie and Martin handcart treks. There is a historic marker in Wyoming that summarizes the experience of these companies: “Captain James G. Willie’s Handcart Company of Mormon emigrants on their way to Utah, greatly exhausted by the deep snows of an early winter and […]

Handcart Myth and Fact

For some must push and some must pull As we go marching up the hill; So merrily on our way we go Until we reach the Valley-o. We talk much of the sacrifices of the handcart pioneers, focusing particularly on the faithfulness in times of tragedy that the Willie and Martin handcart companies experienced. Our […]