Walking in footsteps of their Mormon ancestors – sort of

Two hundred forty human figures moved across the field, working, playing, gossiping, preparing their wagons for the next leg of their trek from Manchester to Raymond – over three days, on foot.

“My ancestors actually were pioneers and they crossed the plains,” said Hillary Hughes of Bedford, a teenager who belongs to the Mormon congregation in town.

“I feel like it’s really cool to get a glimpse of what they went through because I don’t think I could ever really do this.”

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