Mormonism in Pictures: Pioneers’ Trek West

by | Jul. 23, 2013

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“Mormonism in Pictures” is a photo essay feature from MormonNewsroom.org depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members around the world.


1866 party of pioneers in Utah canyon. Photo from Newsroom.LDS.org.

This week, as Latter-day Saints and others remember Mormon pioneers' inaugural journey to Utah in July 1847, we feature photos related to that pioneer trek west. Pioneer Day in Utah is held 24 July in honor of the first group of Mormon pioneers who entered the Salt Lake Valley through Emigration Canyon between 22 and 24 July 1847.


Nauvoo Mansion House. Photo from Newsroom.LDS.org.

The historic trek of the Mormon pioneers in the mid to late 1840s was an event that helped shape the development of the American West.

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