A History of Winter Quarters

In 1846, a town emerged on the western bank of the Missouri River. Although it only existed for a few years, there were a lot of elements that resembled a regular town, and its impact is still felt today. This is a history of Winter Quarters in the Indian Country. "A relic of the Mormon … Continue reading A History of Winter Quarters

A History of the Mormon Bridge in North Omaha

Built on the rock bottom of the Missouri River, dreams of today's Mormon Bridge go back to 1846. This article explores the history of the bridge, the ferries, the politics and more.

A History of the Mormon Tree in Florence, Nebraska

The Mormon Tree, also called the Brigham Young Tree, has loomed over my studies of Florence history for a decade now. I've seen mentions of it in old newspapers and heard stories about it from older people. However, I couldn't find anything about it all this time. Until last month. Finally, after all these years, I wrote the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters to ask about the Mormon Tree.