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The Enoch Train Pioneers Hardcover – October 28, 2001

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I challenge anyone with a love of Americana in their veins to read this book. This book captures what the melting pot of America truly wanted as they settled the west, a plot of land and the freedom to worship God as they pleased without fear of retribution. Here is a group of people who challenged the elements and the times to grasp the iron rod and achieve their goal in the end.

Robert O. Day weaves magic into the history of these pioneers with finesse and historical accuracy. His book "The Enoch Train Pioneers", allows you to not only read the history, but also the stories and journal entries of how they felt . A must read book for anyone interested in pioneer history.

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This book contains one small, but highly significant account, of a shipload of 534 gathering Saints from Liverpool, England. They were for the most part very ordinary people, poor in financial means, but burning with the hope that comes with finding the purpose of life, and having the faith to do whatever is asked to help build the restored Kingdom of God on the earth. They were unique as pioneers, as they had responded to the unusual directions of a prophet to be the first to gather by handcart across the frontiers of America to Zion in Utah Territory. The Saints that were passengers on the sailing ship Enoch Train, made up all of the first handcart company and most of the second. The balance of the later company being filled by some Saints from the sailing ship Samuel S. Curling. Their journey lasted 188 days from Liverpool, England to Salt Lake City.

There is as great a need as ever to put a shoulder to the wheel and do our part, and a source of great spiritual energy can be found in learning of the trials and triumphs of our ancestors, the early pioneers. The men and women who lived “this page in the Book of Eternity,” have all now graduated from the cares of mortality, taking with them the lessons of this life as a guide for living in eternity. It is my hope that those who read these pages may understand and cherish what these early Saints endured to provide their posterity with a hope for the future and a blessing of freedom.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Day to Day Enterprises (October 28, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890905011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890905019
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,914,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Written by Robert O. Day the author of "The Mormon Battalion"), The Enoch Train Pioneers: The Trek Of The First Two Handcart Companies 1856 is a thoroughly documented account of the historical journey undertaken by the Enoch Train Pioneers, which ultimately led to their settlement in Salt Lake valley. Black-and-white sketches bring additional life to the vibrant prose. Highly recommended for school and community library collections, he text for The Enoch Train Pioneers reads smoothly from first page to last as the story of this memorable bit of American history unfolds. Exhaustive appendices round out this fascinating narrative and historical reference.
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