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What was the first pioneer wagon train to enter the Salt Lake Valley?

(Answer on page 13)

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(From page 2)

The first pioneer wagon train to enter Salt Lake Valley was the John Bidwell-John Bartleson party of 1841 bound for California. They traveled near modern-day Corinne, and went around the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. In 1846, five groups of overland pioneers - though not all with wagon trains - traveled through the Salt Lake Valley en route to California. The last of these was the well-known Donner-Reed party.

Source: Utah's Heritage, by S. George Ellsworth, pp. 117, 124.

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