Church News: Question of the week

How many Mormon pioneer handcart companies traveled to the Salt Lake Valley prior to the ill-fated Willie and Martin companies?

(Answer on page 13)

Here's answer to week's question

(From page 2)

Three handcart companies had arrived safely in the Salt Lake Valley in 1856 before the Willie and Martin companies met with disaster on the high plains of Wyoming. Five more Mormon handcart companies traveled west between 1857 and 1860.

Source: Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac, pp. 172-173.

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