A Pioneer Story


A Pioneer Story

Read the story below. Fill in the missing words using the letters in the wagon wheel. Start at the arrow and move clockwise around the wheel, choosing every other letter to complete the blanks. The first one is started for you. See page 26 for answers.

In February 1846, the pioneers were forced to leave their homes in N A __ __ __ __ . The temperatures were so cold that the mighty __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ River was frozen solid. The Saints walked on foot and drove their wagons across the slippery ice away from their beautiful homes in __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ . It was very difficult to travel at this time of year. The Saints stopped at many places along the way, including Sugar Creek, Garden __ __ __ __ __ , and Winter Quarters. They traveled over 1,000 miles across the plains, following their leader, Brigham __ __ __ __ __ , to their new home in the Rocky Mountains. The first group of Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

Answers: Nauvoo, Mississippi, Illinois, Grove, Young.