Mormon Trail (1847-1868). Highlights of the journey to Zion. Objective. Students will investigate aspects of the Mormon Trail. General Facts about the Mormon Trail. The Mormon Trail is its own trail only in Iowa and parts of Utah.
Highlights of the journey to Zion
Students will investigate aspects of the Mormon Trail.
The Mormon Trail is its own trail only in Iowa and parts of Utah.
Mostly it follows the Oregon Trail and California Trail routes.
The Mormon Trail extends 1,300 miles in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah.
Congress designated it the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail in 1970s.
The Trail functioned from 1846-1868 — 23 years.
The Trail is not single file; its is a braided rope of trails.
Ave. covered wagon travel time to Utah from Missouri River was 10-12 weeks.
Wagons often traveled 2-4 abreast, not single file.
Most wagons were pulled by oxen, and averaged 12-14 miles per day.
Most Mormon Trail travelers walked rather than ride in the wagons.
Rough estimates are that some 6,000 Mormons died during migrations to Utah.
About how many hundred miles long was the Mormon Trail?
How many (within 10,000) Saints came to Utah on the Mormon Trail by 1869?
By Comparison, how many people went to Oregon and California on the overland trails?
About how many Mormons died during their journeys to Zion?
How many pioneers came to Utah using handcarts? How many companies?
How many died in the Martin and Willie handcart companies?
How long was the ocean voyage by sail from Liverpool to New Orleans?
How long was the ocean voyage by sail from Liverpool to New York?
How long did the ocean voyage take from Liverpool to NY by steamer?
Why was New Orleans dropped as the arrival point for LDS charter ships from Liverpool after 1854?
Once immigrants reached outfitting points, how did they obtain wagons and teams?
About how many weeks was the typical Mormon Trail wagon trip?
In thousands, about how many Mormon wagon companies used the Mormon Trail (1847-1869)?