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This involved a trip that included almost every village and district of this State. Mr.
Jenson was accompanied by LeRoi C. Snow, Secretary to the Arizona State
Historian and a historical student whose heart and faithful effort have been in the
Chapter Eighteen EXTENSION TOWARD MEXICO— Dan W. Jones' Great
Exploring Trip, 197; The Pratt-Stewart-Trejo Expedition, 199; Start of the Lehi
Community, 201; Plat of Lehi, 202; Transformation Wrought at Camp Utah, 205;
... travel, as narrated by historians of the command, mainly enlisted men, naturally
with the viewpoint of the private soldier. But it happens that the details agree, in
general, and indicate that the trip throughout was one of hardship and of denial.
The trip over the Continental Divide was one of hardship, at places tracks for the
wagons being made by marching files of men ahead, to tramp down ruts wherein
the wheels might run. The command for 48 hours at one time was without water.
... made a remarkable survey of the 35th parallel across Arizona, using camels,
and he repeated the trip in 1859. The camels had been brought from Syria. They
carried three times a mule load and were declared ideal for pioneer ...
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I found that James H McClintock presents a large, gigantic slice of Mormon history about the West. As a student of the Mormon Battalion, Arizona, Jacob Hamblin, the source materials are priceless. I think this is required reading about the Western United States. Great source material.