Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie & Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion

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Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie & Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion

Format:  Paperback,

313 pages

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781462110179

ISBN-10: 1462110177

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Join the epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true stories of the Martin and Willie handcart pioneers as you've never heard them before. Follow along with each faithful saint through eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies. Thoroughly researched and wholly compelling, this is a must-read

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Author:
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781462110179
ISBN-10: 1462110177
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 313
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.87
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.07 x 0.85 x 8.9

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Author's notep. xix
Opening the Door of Salvation: The European Gatheringp. 1
No Unhallowed Hand Can Stop the Work From Progressing": From Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valleyp. 22
He will Remember the Isles of the Sea: England, Scotland, Wales, Denmarkp. 37
Special Gathering: Perpetual Emigration Fund & Handcart Planp. 53
Shepherds of the Flock: 1856 Emigration Seasonp. 56
Across the Mighty Waters: Emigrants on Board the Ships Thornton and Horizonp. 63
Unlikely Band of Pioneers: A People of Immeasurable Faith and Couragep. 71
Embarking Upon a Most Remarkable Journey: From New York and Boston to Iowap. 75
Surely the Blessings of the Lord were with Us: Iowa City, Iowa, to Florence, Nebraskap. 85
The Debate: Florence, Nebraskap. 92
Moving Forward Full of Hope and Faith: Florence, Nebraska, to Fort Laramie, Wyomingp. 101
Stark Realizations: Fort Laramie, Salt Lake Valley, Scott's Bluffp. 123
Go and Bring in Those People Now on the Plains: Urgent Call to Actionp. 128
Stout Hearts and Great Faith: Fort Laramie to the Platte River Bridgep. 136
Such Tender Devotion: Independence Rock to Sweetwater River, Fort Laramie to Deer Creekp. 142
Our Hearts Began to Ache: Fort Bridger to South Passp. 149
God Only can Understand What We Went Through: Deer Creek to Rocky Ridge, Platte River Bridge to Red Buttesp. 152
Seemingly Insurmountable Odds: Rocky Ridge to Green River, Red Buttes to Avenue Hill, South Pass, Devil's Gate, Salt Lake Valleyp. 176
Travel On, There is Help for You: Salt Lake Valley, Green River to Fort Bridger, Greasewood Creek to Devil's Gatep. 198
We Go on Doing all We Can, Not Doubting Nor Despairing: Muddy Creek, Devil's Gate to Martins Covep. 208
Nothing But the Power of a Merciful God Kept Them From Perishing: Echo Canyon to Little Mountain, Martin's Covep. 214
Hearts Moved with great Compassion: Arrival in Salt Lake Valley, Departure from Martins Cove, South Pass to Sixth Crossingp. 222
Vague Conclusions: Fort Bridger to Salt Lake Valley, Sixth Crossing to Three Crossings, Devil's Gate to Salt Lake Valleyp. 235
Intensity Increased: Rocky Ridge to Green Riverp. 238
Vallant Men of God: Fort Bridger to Big Mountainp. 243
Labor of Love: Salt Lake Valleyp. 247
A Most Remarkable Sacrifice: Devil's Gate to Salt Lake Valleyp. 256
Absolute Knowledge That God Lives: Salt Lake Valleyp. 264
Conclusionp. 266
Notesp. 273
Bibliographyp. 301
About the Authorp. 313

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Join the handcart pioneers in their epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true story of the Martin and Willie handcart companies as you've never heard it before. Follow along through the miracles and heartbreaks with eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies. Thorough and well-researched, this is a must-read!

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