Latter-day Saint Life

Church Dedicates New Visitors's Center at Historic Pioneer Crossing


On Thursday, the Church dedicated the Sixth Crossing Visitors' Center, a historic crossing for the Mormon pioneers. 

Sitting high above the Sweetwater River along a rural stretch of Wyoming’s Fremont County is a rustic yet majestic building that seems to beckon all who pass by to stop what they’re doing and step inside.

Missionaries and visitors alike agree this structure—the Church’s Sixth Crossing Visitors’ Center—is more than an attractive conglomeration of wood, glass, and stone. It’s a testament of gospel devotion and selfless love. It’s a tribute to the pioneers of the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart companies and to those who answered a prophet’s rescuing call.

On Thursday, June 15, Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy dedicated the Sixth Crossing Visitors’ Center. Elder Mervyn B. Arnold, a General Authority Seventy, along with scores of missionaries and local members, joined him at the event. Also participating were dozens of youth passing through the historic locale while on a Church-sponsored pioneer trek.

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