GM1 Gospel Doctrine – D&C and Church History Lesson #35 [Sunday, 20 September 2009] – Addendum

I mentioned in class on Sunday the back-story to the Martin and Willie handcart story provides us with some really inspiring details not discussed in the lesson material. Here are a couple of articles by Chad Orton (BYU Studies 45, no. 2 (2006) and no. 3 (2006)) that greatly enhance our understanding of the events surrounding this story from our pioneer heritage:

“Francis Webster: The Unique Story of One Handcart Pioneer’s Faith and Sacrifice”

and

“The Martin Handcart Company at the Sweetwater: Another Look”

H/T Ardis E. Parshall

pax vobiscum

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