Welcome to the Mormon Handcart Companies website. We invite you to read the stories compiled by the Riverton Wyoming Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsand learn more about the pioneers, their rescuers and most importantly their faith in a loving Father in Heaven. These are their stories and the stories of their rescuers, both past and present.

"Brethren and sisters you have a great inheritance. We have a tremendous responsibility to live up to it. God bless us to be faithful, to be true to that which meant so much to those who died here and their associates who died along this long and wearisome trail." - President Gordon B. Hinckley, Rock Creek Hollow Dedication, July 23, 1994.

" We are learning in the Church, that there is a craving among our people for pioneer history. I think maybe we have neglected that phase just a little bit in years past. Now there is that overwhelming desire to learn more of those who gave everything they had for the promulgation of the gospel and that dream of coming to Zion. No one can record here on earth all the sacrifices. There are too many." - President Thomas S. Monson, Riverton Stake Meeting, June 15, 1997

"In the heroic effort of the handcart pioneers, we learn a great truth. All must pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. There seems to be a full measure of anguish, sorrow, and often heartbreak for everyone, including those who earnestly seek to do right and be faithful. Yet this is part of the purging to become acquainted with God." - President James E. Faust, General Conference, April 6, 1997

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