Mormon Handcart Historic Sites
Many members of the Martin handcart company died in Martin’s Cove, but many more were rescued. Today people visit the cove as a place of reverence, remembrance, and gratitude.
Rescuers arrived just in time to save many members of the Willie handcart company at their sixth crossing of the Sweetwater River. Today the area features a visitors’ center.
The Willie handcart company came to Rock Creek Hollow after a grueling hike over Rocky Ridge. This area now features a memorial honoring their faith and sacrifice.
Watch this short video to see how Latter-day Saints connect with early Mormon pioneers. Why did the pioneers make such great sacrifices? What can we learn from them today?