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Walking in footsteps of their Mormon ancestors – sort of

August 17, 2012

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MR says: More and more media outlets seem to be covering the trend of Mormon youth pioneer treks. Here's yet another story.

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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