History of the Saints: With Courage Strong Stories of the Handcart Pioneers (DVD) *
Author - Glenn Rawson
Each year, wards and stakes around the world "go on trek", reenacting and living out the experiences of the handcart pioneers of 1865. As part of those treks, the focus often turns to the Willie and Martin handcart companies of late 1865, who were caught in early winter snows and who suffered beyond all description. As interesting and compelling as their story is, and as much as they deserve our honor, theirs does not accurately represent the entire handcart experience. Altogether, there were ten handcart companies, and the whole of their trail experience is a fascinating story worthy of our consideration. This DVD brings you stories from the journals of handcart pioneers whose experiences represent the typical life on the trail for those who came to Zion pulling handcarts.
About the Artist:
GLENN RAWSON has been a teacher and storyteller for years and since 1997 has been telling inspirational stories on radio and television. He worked as writer, producer, and host of the Joseph Smith Papers television series. Currently he is part of the production team of the new History of the Saints television documentary series.