Life and Death on the Trek--The Mormon pioneer trek was no walk in the park, but BYU research shows that more survived the hardship than you might think. Historian Melvin L. Bashore (MLS ’75) and statistics professor H. Dennis Tolley (BS ’70) teamed with eight students to crunch data on 56,000 pioneer records from 1847–1868. Numbers from their study paint the story of life and death on the trek:

BYU research shows that more Mormon pioneers survived their trek than you might think.

Mormon trail wagon ruts still visible today in Wyoming

Mormon trail wagon ruts still visible today in Wyoming. The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the mile route that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints traveled from 1846 to

Mormon Trail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Learn and talk about Mormon Trail, Jefferson Territory, Mormon Trail, Mormon migration to Utah, National Historic Trails of the United States

The Mormon trail from Nauvoo to Salt Lake Valley.

This picture is a very good description of the Mormon Trail visually. For example, Mormons were forced out if Illinois and the Mormons had to move Salt Lake City, Utah.

The historic Mormon Trail of the previous century passed through this valley of geological curiosity.  mormon rocks

The historic Mormon Trail of the previous century passed through this valley of geological curiosity. mormon rocks

The Mormon Trail - A Handout to go with Lesson 148: The Trek across Iowa; Doctrine and Covenants 136:1–18

The Mormon Trail - A Handout to go with Lesson The Trek across Iowa; (and Mormon Battalion) Doctrine and Covenants

The “Oregon Trail” in Sweetwater County (and much of Wyoming) is actually four National Historic Trails in one corridor— Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express.

Oregon National Historic Trail, Missouri to Oregon - The “Oregon Trail” in Sweetwater County (and much of Wyoming) is actually four National Historic Trails in one corridor— Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California and Pony Express.

Mormon Trail

Mormon Pioneer Overland Trai - Seach & discover more of your pioneer heritage

Independence Rock, a site along the emigrant trails thru wyoming

Emigrants on the Oregon Trail named this landmark Independence Rock because their goal was to get here by July 4 to avoid autumn snow in the mountains further west.

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