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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

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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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Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters. Owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this visitor's center is opened to the public. They offer free guided tours by representatives of the church which include information of the settling of Florence and the trek of Mormon pioneers to the west. They also have video presentations and some fun activities for the kids. It is adjacent to the LDS Temple which is located in Florence which is north of Omaha.

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