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General conference special: History of the Saints — Pioneer Children’s Memorial

By Angie Denison, KSL TV | Posted - Apr. 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands of pioneer children walked, rode and camped their way through more than 1,300-miles of trail from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Land of Zion in Utah. It was an adventure for most, and they made it to Utah no worse for the wear.

Tragically, however, 684 children died on the trail.

Glenn Rawson explores the journey and sacrifice of these children and showcases the new memorial set up at This Is The Place State Park in Utah that honors those early pioneers and the children who lost their life.

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Angie Denison

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