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Sweetwater Rescue

Sweetwater Rescue

1 Episodes

In 1856, two Mormon emigrant handcart companies and two wagon trains were caught in the October snows of Wyoming. In one of the worst winters in American history, nearly 240 emigrants perished. Filmed on location in Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah and Liverpool, England, the program examines this overland migration disaster and one of the greatest rescue efforts of 19th-century America.

Episodes: Sweetwater Rescue

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The Willie and Martin Handcart Story

The Willie and Martin Handcart Story

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Review one of the greatest acts of heroism in the 19th century, when the stranded members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies were...

The Willie and Martin Handcart Story

The Willie and Martin Handcart Story

Review one of the greatest acts of heroism in the 19th century, when the stranded members of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies were rescued by the Saints in Salt Lake.