Handcarts to Zion: The Story of a Unique Western Migration, 1856-1860. With contemporary journals, accounts, reports; and rosters of members of the ten Handcart Companies. LeRoy R. Hafen, Ann W. Hafen.

Handcarts to Zion: The Story of a Unique Western Migration, 1856-1860. With contemporary journals, accounts, reports; and rosters of members of the ten Handcart Companies

Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1960. First Edition. 328pp. Octavo [24.5] Green cloth with the title and bands gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine. Item #4386

Fourteenth volume in the well-received series 'Far West and the Rockies.' Actuated by a religious motive, some 3,000 poor Mormons trudged 1300 miles to their Zion, pulling their meager possessions in two-wheeled carts. Most of the ten companies traveled as fast as ox trains, and with little more suffering; but two met with terrible tragedy. The handcart migration was the most remarkable experiment in the history of Western overland travel. Clark/Brunet 118.

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