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Posted 24 Jul 2001   For week ended July 6, 2001
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Fort That Sheltered Martin Handcart Company Found
An archaeological project initiated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has discovered Seminoe Fort, a trading post on the Mormon and Oregon Trails where members of the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company sought shelter during a blizzard in 1856. The Church started the project, which is also sponsored by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, the University of Wyoming and the National Park Service, to include the fort as part of its Martin's Cove Visitor's Center.

Elder Scott Talks to Provo Audience About Liberty
Cautioning 15,000 Utah county residents gathered during the annual Patriotic Service of America's Freedom Festival, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told listeners to stay away from books and authors that centered their words on finding and highlighting the imperfections of the early leaders of the nation.

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