Platte River, Nebraska

“We have had the Platte River by us for the past week. It is very pretty—full of little islands— Oh! I can write no more. The mosquitoes drive me mad!”

Hannah Tapfield King, age 46, English convert, August 3, 1853

See it in our book, Saints at Devil’s Gate.

To read more of the pioneers' words as they trekked to Utah, click here:
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