(He is the one on the far right, in back, with a big white beard.)
At 18 years old, he went from Illinois, to California, to Utah, and back East again several times to bring more people over the plains and mountains. 🏕️
He was a TRUE PIONEER!!
...and a very compassionate and awesome person, I've been told.
He is just one of over 20 pioneer family members of mine who were some of the first to settle Utah. :D
(one of them was a Captain in the famous Willie Handcart company! 😢 of the movie 17 Miracles)
HAPPY PIONEER DAY everyone!! 🎉
I am deeply grateful for my ancestors! ♥ and so humbled by their sacrifices and their love of Family, Country and God. ♥ ♥ ♥