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The Martin Handcart Company was the fifth handcart company to travel west to the Salt Lake Valley. This company of English emigrants left Iowa City, Iowa, on 28 July 1856. There were “576 [people], with 146 carts, 7 wagons, 30 oxen, and 50 cows and beef cattle” (LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen, Handcarts to Zion , 93). At Florence, Nebraska, they stopped for handcart repairs. It was late…
This black and white image, Pioneer Stuff In Wagon, was donated by the artist, Chris Gunn. Click to read more about Chris.
Source: “Create Your Own Handcart,” Friend, Jul 2008, 24-25 Illustrator: Val Bagley (may be reproduced) Copyright 2008, Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.