Picturing history: Mormon Battalion monument, N.M.

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  • Robert Rexburg, ID
    Jan. 15, 2014 4:09 p.m.

    The trail from Santa Fe to San Bernardino (California) went northwestward through the four-corners area to south-central Utah to avoid the impassable Grand Canyon - Canyonlands region and the Sonoran desert. The Mormon Battalion decided to take a more direct route.