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In Their Footsteps of Faith DVD


A Hubbell Digital TeleVision Production

This documentary explains the events surrounding the "Willie and Martin" handcart tragedy. Using actual diary excerpts and interviews from leading handcart authorities, we learn why it was one of the greatest non-combat loss of life in the history of the American West. Over 200 handcart pioneers suffered slow and painful death from starvation, exposure, and exhaustion. This is their story; one of faith, hope, and endurance. Most of the survivors viewed their experience on the trail, not as a curse, but as a blessing.

What brought them to this tragedy? Who was to blame? How did it happen? In Their Footsteps of Faith takes us with the handcart pioneers along their difficult journey toward the Salt Lake Valley. We hear of their challenges, visit the sites of their greatest obstacles, learn about their resolve, and discover how their faith in God pulled them through.

Today, nearly 80,000 people visit the locations annually where these immigrants suffered most; they come to honor those who died and lived, walking away with lessons as valuable today as they were in 1856.

Bonus Features:
The monuments' locations: Are we at the right place?
Levi Savage, Patience Loader, and James Bleak their biographies
Lessons for our time Discussions from handcart historians

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 03 February, 2012.