Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story
2006150 minutes
Cast:
James Smillie
Director:
Lee B. Groberg

This film chronicles the epic rescue mounted by residents of Salt Lake City who set out to save more than 1,000 handcart pioneers -- Mormons who traveled west pulling their belongings on small wagons -- who became snowbound in Wyoming in 1856. Despite the rescuers' heroic efforts, hundreds of the new settlers perished during that ferocious winter. Award-winning filmmaker Lee B. Groberg directs this documentary.

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