A Chronology of Important Events: July 1887

Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” The Salt Lake Democrat, an anti-Mormon newspaper published in Salt Lake City, succumbed for the want of support, after struggling for existence a little over two years. Friday, July 1st James Lloyd, of Farmington, Davis Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. […]

A Chronology of Important Events: June 1887

Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” The population of the Sandwich Islands organized and assumed control of the Hawaiian kingdom, discontinuing the Gibson ministry, etc. A number of people were killed by indians in Arizona. Russia was visited by an earthquake, in which many people lost their lives. Floods did […]

A Chronology of Important Events: May 1887

Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” MAY Monday, May 2 George Naylor who had served his term of imprisonment in the Utah Penitentiary for unlawful cohabitation was set at liberty. Miles Williams, of North Point, Salt Lake Co., was arrested, and the following day placed under $1,500 bonds and held under […]

Disaster on the rails: “That journey I shall never forget”

Mormon Emigrants & the Lynchburg, Virginia Railroad Accident of 1889 This article previously appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.2 Professor Fred E. Woods, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY The tide of Mormon European immigration to America began in 1840 with the departure of forty-one Mormon proselytes from the docks of Liverpool aboard the Britannia.1 The stream […]

Bound for the Great Salt Lake

This article originally appeared in Vol.62, No.2 (2015) of Pioneer Magazine. by charles dickens, “The Uncommercial Traveler,” from The Works of Charles Dickens, Riverside Edition (Cambridge: Riverside, 1873), 298-314. Behold me on my way to an Emigrant Ship, on a hot morning early in June… My Emigrant Ship lies broadside on to the wharf. Two great […]

Appointment of Church Emigration Agents

This article originally appeared in Vol.62, No.2 (2015) of Pioneer Magazine. by Fred E. Woods British converts were influenced by the excellent organization and dependability of their Church leaders, both at Liverpool and in Nauvoo. An emigration agent was selected by Church leaders to carry out arrangements at Liverpool. In April 1841, an “Epistle of […]

WOOLSEY, Thomas: Journal Entries

[On arriving at the South Fork of the Platte River, they decided to follow along the bank, and passed an old deserted Indian village. An east wind blasted their faces, and the temperature plummeted. They were forced to take shelter under the bank of the river, where they slept on the ice. The weather was so cold that six inches of the tail of one of their mules was frozen.]

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