Maiden Voyage: Mother-daughter pioneers

The colonization of the American West, particularly prior to the completion of the railroad in 1869, included thousands of Mormon immigrants settling in Utah. Within a fifteen year period in the mid-nineteenth century, ten women from one ancestral line traveled there in mother-daughter pairs.  United by religious faith, these women left comforts and family behind in England, Denmark, and Vermont to embark on brave transatlantic and transcontinental journeys.


Anita Wells