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Winter Quarters Collection of Sites and Stories

Winter Quarters Visitors Center Information and stories. More stories about Winter Quarters and people who stayed

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Elkhorn River, Nebraska on the “Mormon Trail”

The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were ready to make the trek to the Rocky Mountains in April 1847. The Latter-Day Saints had set up a small town in Nebraska and named it, Winter Quarters. The purpose of Winter Quarters was to re-group, prepare for the rest of the journey, […]

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Get to know Newel K. Whitney

Newel K. Whitney was born 1795 in Windham County Vermont the son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. He was only 19 when he started his profession of merchandising in Plattsburgh, New York. He also helped fight against the British forces and fought to save Plattsburgh. Fortunately, it was not much of a fight because […]

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Winter Quarters Temple Quotes

Winter Quarters was a resting and preparatory place for the early Pioneer Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as they journeyed on to Utah. Their sacrifice is evident in the graves along the trail. The trials of those strong, stalwart pioneers who dedicated their lives to the Lord are commemorated at […]

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10 Interesting Facts about the Winter Quarters Temple

-Winter Quarters was the first temple build in Nebraska. -Winter Quarters Temple is one of three temples of historical significants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (The other two are Palmyra Temple, and the Nauvoo Temple). -The Winter Quarters Temple is built into a hill next to the pioneer cemetery. -The Cemetery […]

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