Lead: In March 1857, a wagon train filled with emigrants set off from Arkansas to build a new life in California. Their hopes were high until they reached Mountain Meadows in western Utah.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: The well-organized and equipped party, led by experienced guides Alexander Fancher and John Baker, consisted of 140 men, women and children and included large herds of cattle and horses.

 

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