588

Tweeting a pioneer trek

On Twitter today: Taylor Swift is listening to Keith Urban in the dressing room, Bill Gates is posting vacation photos from a recent trip to Antarctica, and 152 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are hitching oxen to wagon and heading out on a 1,000 mile trek to find a new home.

"Leaving Winter Quarters with 6 of my teams," tweets Heber C. Kimball -- a man most Mormons know only as a faded, 1800s-era daguerreotype staring out from the pages of a church history manual.

Another well-known (but long-dead) Mormon pioneer tweets a couple hours later to report some horse trouble.

It's not a joke. It's the latest trend in historical re-enactment.

Read the rest of this story at deseretnews.com
Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com