Treks remind LDS youth of their pioneer heritage

by | Jun. 26, 2012

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More than 500 teenage members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their adult leaders have donned the clothing of another era and walked in the footsteps of their pioneer ancestors this week, calling the attention of news media nationwide.

A 26-mile trek in Sumter National Forest caught the attention of two South Carolina newspapers, The Times and Democrat and Bluffton News. More than 200 young men and women, ages 14 to 18, dressed in pioneer-era clothing, pulled and pushed handcarts holding their belongings over four days on a route near Parson's Mountain in South Carolina. The participating teens were from the Columbia, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., areas.

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