Coming to Zion

Coming to Zion

Coming to Zion

Author James B. Allen Author John W. Welch

The year 1997 makes 150 years since the first pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered the Salt Lake Valley. The theme for the pioneer sesquicentennial, "Faith in Every Footstep," reflects the joys and struggles of these early Saints. This book contains some of the best articles from BYU Studies on the pioneer experience and the lives of those who heeded the call to come to Zion, including

  • the decision to go west
  • the way stations in Iowa
  • the trails of Nebraska
  • the travels of converts on land and sea
  • new material on the shipwreck of the Julia Ann
  • the "down-and-back" wagon trains
  • relations with Native Americans
  • pioneer women
  • early missionary work in Great Britain

Accurate, faithful scholarship honors these Saints, who exemplified courage and sacrifice in their striving to gather Zion.

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