Mississippi River Valley -- History
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Speeches recorded on a river tour entitled "Roots of Mormonism: Upper Mississippi Cruise", offered by BYU Travel Study, highlighting Mormon historical sites in the Mississippi River region. Speeches relate to Mormon history, Mississippi River history, and Mark Twain. Also includes recordings of riverboat music; guided tours; firesides; and the musical, "The City of Joseph." Includes speeches by Jeffrey R. Holland, Dallin H. Oaks, Bruce C. Hafen, and others.
Typescript of a diary. Wentz left Binghamton, New York, in 1853. He travelled to Dunkirk, New York, and then to Ashley, Indiana. He took steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in 1854 and described the buildings in Nauvoo, Illinois. He later settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1855. He migrated to Utah the same year.