The latest issue for the week ending July 29, 2006 was all about the Church’s different 24th of July celebrations. I was surprised to read “Life-changing youth handcart treks” by associate editor John L. Hart. In the article is a picture of two girls pulling a handcart. The caption under the picture reads “Women’s pull, reminiscent of pioneer women who had to make overland trek without their husbands and brothers who were with the Mormon Batalion…”
Does anyone else see the problem here? How can a somewhat educated member, let alone and associate editor of the Church News not know that this doesn’t make sense? The Mormon Batalion left in 1846 and arrived in California in 1847. The 10 handcart companies were from 1856-1860.
Just an observation….or maybe we should have the guy fired for not paying attention.