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The 1846 Trek
Read about the grueling first leg in 1846 of the Mormon evacuation from Nauvoo.
The 1847 Trek
With the winter to organize and gather information, Brigham Young executed a flawless trek to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
Oxen: Engines of the Overland Emigration
Learn about oxen, their care, and how they were trained to draw wagons.
Last updated: January 24, 2022