Sunday, May 25, 2008

I wanted to include a close up of the pioneer sculpture - it has special meaning to me personally. There were to handcart companies which met with particularly difficult circumstances: The Martin and Willey Handcart Companies. One of my ancestors was a small girl in the Willey Company. Their story is compelling and amazing. I found a site that has an incredible description, including many photos of the areas where the events took place. It is a miracle that anyone survived.


claude said...

I do not remember to have seen this monument.

Uma por Dia said...

I enlarged the photo ans noticed that the tree is beutiful, it is like glass!

Abby said...

Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed that! I was really lucky the day I was there - all of the flowering trees were in bloom and it was just lovely. The sun was perfect.

Claude - it is on Temple Square, but not in a prominent area. It would be easy to miss.