Thursday, July 22, 2021

Boring Pioneers

We tend to focus on the tragedy of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies when it comes to telling the story of the Mormon pioneers. According to some data I just pulled from the internet, Latter-day Saint pioneers traveling West had a mortality rate of 3.5% which was slightly higher than the overall U.S. mortality rate of 2.9%.

For many Saints, the trek West wasn't quite as deadly as we think it was. That's probably because we don't tell those stories very often.

No comments:

Post a Comment