Pioneer Trivia: 10 Things You Never Knew

Answer: False. The infant mortality rate on the plains was 9 percent, while the general infant mortality rate in 1850 was above 15 percent. From 1847 to 1868, Mormon pioneer babies traveling across the Plains were safer—yes, more likely to live—than infants in the general U.S. population, according to a dynamic new study.

Pioneer Trivia: 10 Things You Never KnewHow long is the Mormon Trail usually considered to be?

a. 850 miles

b. 1,000 miles

c. 1,300 miles

d. 1,500 miles

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