Monday, August 06, 2007

The Trail of Hope

We all know the Saints were eventually driven from Nauvoo and went to the Salt Lake Valley. The statue you see below is of Joseph and Brigham looking forward to the Mississippi river where the Saints crossed.

This is a memorial wall for all those who lost thier lives on the way to Salt Lake. In this picture, you only see about a third of the total names listed.

A few of my ancestors who lost their lives.

A statue of Joseph giving Brigham instructions before he was taken to Carthage.

Just below the statue, not more than 30 yards, is where the Saints crossed the Mississippi.

Hopefully you can click on the picture below and it will enlarge so you can read it. If you can't enlarge it, let me know and I will type up the text for you.

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