Mormon Pioneer Trail, Centennial Trekkers
Mormon Pioneer Trail
As traveled by the Sons of Utah Pioneers, July 14-22, 1947
Schedule of Evening Encampments
Nauvoo, Illinois Monday, July 14, 1947
Garden Grove, Iowa Tuesday, July 15, 1947
Winter Quarters (Omaha), Nebraska Wednesday, July 16, 1947
North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, July 17, 1947
Fort Laramie, Wyoming Friday, July 18, 1947
Independence Rock, Wyoming Saturday, July 19, 1947
Rock Creek, Wyoming Sunday, July 20, 1947
Fort Bridger, Wyoming Monday July 21, 1947
In July, 1947 one hundred and forty-eight descendents of Utah Pioneers called themselves “The Centennial Trekkers” and retraced the Old Mormon Trail in commemoration of the Latter-day Saints’ historic exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846 and the Pioneer Company’s trek from Winter Quarters in Florence, Nebraska to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in 1847.
The twentieth century Trekkers’ special guests, Spencer W. and Camilla Eyring Kimball look down on the July 19th encampment from the top of Independence Rock in Wyoming.
Note: A separate plaque lists the “Centennial Trekkers”