physical activity lesson.  Track your exercise with this map of the Mormon Pioneer trail.  How long will it take YOU to get to the Salt Lake Valley

physical activity lesson. Track your exercise with this map of the Mormon Pioneer trail. How long will it take YOU to get to the Salt Lake Valley

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.

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.

Visit the Mormon Trail Center - YouTube

Visit the Mormon Trail Center - YouTube

The term "Oregon Trail" was a matter of convenience. Technically there were three trails, more generally referred to as the "Emigrant Trail": - Oregon Trail (to Oregon's Willamette Valley) - California Trail and Mormon Trail (to Salt Lake City, Utah,) In Nebraska Territory, around Sweetwater Crossing, the three trails share the same route. The entire journey was around 2000 miles, taking about 4-6 months. (photo: Circled wagon train near Devil's Gate)

The term "Oregon Trail" was a matter of convenience. Technically there were three trails, more generally referred to as the "Emigrant Trail": - Oregon Trail (to Oregon's Willamette Valley) - California Trail and Mormon Trail (to Salt Lake City, Utah,) In Nebraska Territory, around Sweetwater Crossing, the three trails share the same route. The entire journey was around 2000 miles, taking about 4-6 months. (photo: Circled wagon train near Devil's Gate)

This is a map of the Mormon Trail. People traveled from Illinois to Utah on the Mormon Trail because they were pushed out do to there religion and what they believed in.

This is a map of the Mormon Trail. People traveled from Illinois to Utah on the Mormon Trail because they were pushed out do to there religion and what they believed in.

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:

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:

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