Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story
2006150 minutes
James Smillie
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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