Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of typewritten and printed correspondence, newsletters, maps, and meeting minutes. The materials document the organization of the society and its efforts to get support for finding the exact route of the Mormon Trail and to see that it is properly marked.
Typewritten report presenting a proposal for the preservation and marking of the Mormon Trail. The trail was an adaptation of the Oregon Trail used by early Mormon pioneers coming to Utah.
Typescript copy of a life sketch originally written by Jackman in 1851 which describes his early family life in Vermont and New York. The sketch also includes journal excerpts from 1835-1847 which detail his Latter-day Saint Church missions to Ohio, the 1847 trek across the Plains and early Utah life. Also includes a typescript of notes from a sketch by S.C. Richardson about Jackman.
The A. O. Smoot family papers consists of correspondence, publications, genealogy records, journals, account books, receipts, and related ephemera. The collection covers several generations and family members of the Smoot Family. Materials are dated 1815 to 1961.
Typescript (carbon copy) of an autobiographical sketch written by Layne in 1898 which gives details of his early life in Nauvoo, Illinois; his trek across the Plains to Utah; his settlement in Davis, Weber and Cache Counties, Utah; his experiences with the Mormon soldiers sent to oppose Johnston's army; and his eventual move to Alberta, Canada to escape arrest as a polygamist. Also includes extracts from his journal, 1887-1891.