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Handcart pioneers....My husband had an ancestor who was in the Martin Handcart Company (1856)

'Handcart Pioneers at the Waterfall' (1949), by Minerva Teichert. Between 1856 & 1860, 10 handcart companies crossed the American plains from Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley. Handcarts were a less expensive & faster mode of travel than covered wagons and were used to help the increasing number of emigrants from England and Scandinavia travel to Zion.