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Martins Cove - Old Wagon

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Old wagon at Martins Cove.

“In November 1856, about 500 Mormon emigrants in the Martin Handcart Company were halted for five days in the Cove by snow and cold while on their way to Salt Lake City.  The Martin Handcart company had begun its journey on July 28, 1856 which was dangerously late in the season and would ultimately lead to the disaster. Although the number who died in the Cove is unknown, more than 145 members of the Martin Company died before reaching Salt Lake City.A few days prior to their arrival at Martin's Cove, the company was met by a small rescue party with food, supplies, and wagons that LDS Church President Brigham Young had sent from Salt Lake City, Utah. On November 4 the company and rescuers forded the bitterly cold Sweetwater River and sought shelter in the cove. That evening a powerful north wind blew the tents to the ground. The tents were set up again, but a blizzard brought heavy snow. The company remained in the camp for five days, unable to proceed due to the snow and cold. A number of the company's cattle died there and were preserved in a frozen state. When the weather warmed, on November 9, the company was able to move on toward Utah. With assistance from the original rescue party and from additional rescue parties that met them along the way, the survivors finally reached Salt Lake City on November 30.

Later many other emigrants would pass by the Cove on their way to Utah, California and Oregon along with Pony Express Riders. During the 1870s, Tom Sun, a French-Canadian frontiersman, purchased the area around the Cove and established Sun Ranch.”

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin's_Cove

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A: Martins Cove - Crossing the Sweetwater

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“In November 1856, about 500 Mormon emigrants in the Martin Handcart Company were halted for five day...

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B: Martins Cove - Sweetwater Crossing Monument

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 A monument to the rescuers that carried the emigrants across the sweetwater river.  “In November 185...

Martins Cove - Sweetwater Crossing Monument

C: Martins Cove - Sweetwater Crossing Monument

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A monument to the rescuers that carried the emigrants across the sweetwater river.  “In November 1856...

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D: Martins Cove - Exiting the Cove

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Exiting Martins cove heading west towards the Oregon trail. “In November 1856, about 500 Mormon emigr...

Martins Cove - Exiting the Cove

E: Martins Cove - Entrance to the Cove

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Entrance to the Cove.  Visitors can walk to or catch a ride to the entrance of the cove.  This point ...

Martins Cove - Entrance to the Cove

F: Martins Cove - Inside the cove

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 Inside Martin's Cove.  Visitors are dropped off back at the marker so they can walk into the cove wh...

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G: Martins Cove

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H: Martins Cove - Peoples of the Sweetwater museum

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Peoples of the Sweetwater museum is one of the many exhibits that can be found at Martins Cove.“In No...

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I: Martins Cove - To the Pioneers monument

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Monument to the Pioneers that were buried at Martins cove between 1830 - 1870 on the Tom Sun ranch.

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J: Martins Cove - Handcarts

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Handcarts at Martins Cove.  Youth groups, and visitors to Martins Cove can pull a handcart around the...

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