Our updates have been few and far between, but that is because most of us here at TwHistory have been vigilantly working on our latest reenactment. The journals and letters have been read; the tweets have been prepared; and on April 5th, a group of pioneers are packing up the wagons, hitching up the oxen, and preparing to make the journey from Nebraska to the Great Salt Lake Valley.
Their journey will take them over one thousand miles, and across the Rocky Mountains. The group consists of 73 wagons, 93 horses, 52 mules, 66 oxen, 19 cows, 17 dogs, some chickens and one cannon. The journey begins the first week in April, and will go until July 24th, the day Brigham Young entered the Great Salt Lake Valley, and declared the journey done.
This TwHistory reenactment pulls from journals and letters from the pioneers who made this trek. We will be tweeting the trek in real time, following over 20 pioneers for almost four months. If you would like to travel with these pioneer as they make their way from Nebraska to the Salt Lake Basin, please visit the Pioneer Trek page. You are welcome to join us on our journey.