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Fine Art: Willie Handcart Company

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Fine Arts-Christina

Christina

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-Determination

Determination

by Julie Rogers
James Kirkwood (11) had a great responsibility to look after his younger brother, Joseph Smith Clements Kirkwood (5) in their immigration with the Willie Handcart Company in 1856. ...read more

Fine Arts-First Rescue

First Rescue

by Julie Rogers
Emily Hill, age 20, and her sister, Julia, age 23, were members of the Willie Handcart Company. Faithful to the cause they espoused, the sisters' deeds were consistent with their beliefs. In traveling through Iowa, Emily and Julia were handed anonymous notes as inducements to stay there and not continue to Utah....read more

Fine Arts-Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray

by Julie Rogers
"The captain said, 'Let us pray.' . . . He told the Lord our circumstances. He talked to God, as one man talks to another, and as if the Lord was very near. . . . Then the storm parted to the right and to the left!" ...read more

Fine Arts-Most Anxious

Most Anxious

by Julie Rogers
Eliza Chapman Gadd did not belong to the Church when she joined the Willie Handcart Company with her husband and eight children, but she wanted her family to remain together and followed the desires of her husband, Samuel, to emigrate from England to America in 1856....read more

Fine Arts-Mother, Carry On

Mother, Carry On

by Julie Rogers
Many of the children of the belated 1856 pioneer companies wrote of looking to their mothers' faith for the strength and courage to continue their trek under the most trying circumstances. Jane Haynes James was one of those mothers....read more

Fine Arts-Our Journey Home

Our Journey Home

by Julie Rogers
Archibald McPhail emigrated from Scotland to America with his wife and two daughters in 1856. Their overland travel with the Willie Handcart Company also meant sharing a tent which housed about 20 fellow emigrants. ...read more

Fine Arts-Reverence at Rock Creek

Reverence at Rock Creek

by Julie Rogers
Four children from the Willie Handcart Company died and are buried in a common grave at Rock Creek Hollow, near South Pass, Wyoming. They were children of faith, courage and service to others. This painting honors all these children who suffered so much in 1856....read more

Fine Arts-Sacred Sacrifice

Sacred Sacrifice

by Julie Rogers
Archibald McPhail emigrated from Scotland to America with his wife and two daughters in 1856. Their overland travel with the Willie Handcart Company also meant sharing a tent which housed about 20 fellow emigrants. ...read more

Fine Arts-Sisters In Zion

Sisters In Zion

by Julie Rogers
Emily and Julia Hill were 12 and 15 years old, respectively, when a cousin came to visit their prosperous home in England, sharing news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth in its purity. Julia was curious and Emily wanted to be baptized right away....read more

Fine Arts-The Gathering - I

The Gathering - I

by Julie Rogers
When Niels O. Mortensen, Bodil's father, first heard Elder Erastus Snow preach the doctrine of gathering in Denmark, he told his children he always believed that he was one of the children of Israel being gathered to the mountains....read more

Fine Arts-The Gathering - II

The Gathering - II

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-The Gathering - III

The Gathering - III

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-The Gathering - IV

The Gathering - IV

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-The Gathering - V

The Gathering - V

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-The Light That Comprehendeth

The Light That Comprehendeth

by Julie Rogers
Archibald McPhail emigrated from Scotland to America with his wife and two daughters in 1856. Their overland travel with the Willie Handcart Company also meant sharing a tent which housed about 20 fellow emigrants....read more

Fine Arts-The Steps We Have Taken

The Steps We Have Taken

by Julie Rogers
Mary Hurren left England at the age of seven, accompanied by her grandfather, David Reeder; his children, Caroline and Robert Reeder; her parents, James and Eliza Reeder Hurren; and two little sisters, Emma and Sarah....read more

Fine Arts-Unsung

Unsung

by Julie Rogers
Ole Madsen boarded the ship Thornton in Liverpool in May of 1856. He had brought his family from Denmark, intent on immigrating to their promised land and Zion in the Rocky Mountains of Utah. His wife, three daughters and one son would survive because of his sacrifices. Ole would not....read more

Fine Arts-Veil Crossing

Veil Crossing

by Julie Rogers
On the morning of October 19, 1856, the widow Ann Jewell Rowley continued her journey from the 5th crossing of the Sweetwater with her six living children and a broken heart. The oldest Rowley daughter, 33-year-old Eliza, had just been buried. Eliza had never been very strong and the shortened rations of the last two weeks had finally taken their toll. ...read more

Fine Arts-Wolves

Wolves

by Julie Rogers
The majority of the records of the pioneers record the difficulty of the wolves following their camps, hungry for the dying cattle and ever ready to exhume the shallow graves of their people. Even so, out of reverence and respect for the dead, shawls, linens and other coveted items were donated for burial coverings. ...read more

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