Found in the Archives: Mormon Handcart Pioneers

An Original Hand-Cart Member

“An Original Hand-Cart Member,” women who pushed hand carts when they came to Wyoming

Mid-19th Century Mormon handcart pioneers migrated from the midwest to Salt Lake City, pushing their belongings across the many miles in handcarts, an arduous and dangerous task. The Hugo G. Janssen Photographs (1918-1955) contain photographs of original hand-cart members from Lovell, WY.

–Ben Goldman, Digital Programs Manager

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