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1897 & 1997 Mormon Trail Wagon Train Re-enactments

As part of the Sesquicentennial (150 years) celebration of the Mormon Trail, a re-enactment wagon train, handcart company, walkers and riders retraced the Mormons' route. The color photographs here were made toward the end of the trek. In 1897 for the Silver Jubilee (50 years) celebration there was a re-enactment of the Pioneers' entry into the Salt Lake Valley. The black-and-white photographs here are from that event. There are both striking similarities and differences between the pictures taken 100 years apart.

To see captions and full-size versions of the pictures, click on a picture "thumbnail".

Re-enactors in the
"Authentic Camp"
Fort Bridger, WY
Handcart Company
East Canyon, UT
Formidable Hill
East Canyon, UT
Handcart Struggles
East Canyon, UT
Wagon Accident
East Canyon, UT
Utah State Wagon
East Canyon, UT
Triumphal Entry
50,000 Greeters
Salt Lake City, UT
Entering the Valley
1897
Salt Lake City, UT
Ox Teams
1897
Salt Lake City, UT
Team of Oxen
Salt Lake City, UT
Two Yokes of Oxen
1897
Salt Lake City, UT
Another Ox Team
Salt Lake City, UT
Triumphal Entry
1897
Salt Lake City, UT
Wagon & Handcart
1897
Salt Lake City, UT
Wagon Train Scout
Salt Lake City, UT
Handcart
The Last Few Feet
Salt Lake City, UT

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