photos, KennethMays, kenneth mays
Continuing west from Bent's Fort on the Arkansas River, U.S. Army Capt. Higgins and the first detachment of the Mormon Battalion made its way to a temporary settlement near present-day Pueblo, Colo.
The historical marker seen here identifies the site at Pueblo where that detachment of the battalion spent the winter of 1846-47. Other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveling from Mississippi to the Salt Lake Valley spent that winter at Pueblo as well. The combined groups formed a settlement of some 275 persons. Crops were planted and game was plentiful.
The text of the plaque on the marker notes these Saints erected a church and rows of dwellings made of cottonwood logs.
- How to get 'Meet the Mormons' in theaters...
- Ask Angela: Fiancee struggles with newly...
- 10 religious leaders you may not know about
- Famous Mormons featured in new BYU commercial
- A conversation with Mormon convert and 7-time...
- Mormon neighbors help Catholic nuns with...
- Young performing missionary shares trombone...
- 6 science-fiction and fantasy movies inspired...
- Ask Angela: Fiancee struggles with... 43
- Americans link violence with Muslims,... 14
- A conversation with Mormon convert and... 9
- New Utah rabbi hopes to 'perfect the... 5
- 6 science-fiction and fantasy movies... 5
- 5 unusual places of worship 5
- How to get 'Meet the Mormons' in... 4
- Over half a million people attended... 4