300 Hardest Miles

 

Three Sessions: Tuesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13; 4-5:30 PM

Location: Deerfield Retirement Community, 13731 Hickman Rd., Urbandale

Cost: $27

Class Limit: 50

 

This year the National Park Service celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, with 300 miles lying within Iowa’s borders. Learn how more than 15,000 people made their way across Iowa in 1846 as Mormons blazed the trail from Montrose to Council Bluffs and left their footprints on Iowa history. We will learn why they started their march in the middle of winter, leaving behind the seeds they had planted. We will also learn how they helped Iowa gain its statehood.

 

Instructor Diane Schultz is President of the Iowa Mormon Trails Association, an organization helping to bring Iowa history to its citizens. Diane has taught Mormon Church history in high school and church settings.

 

Instructor Brenda Devore is the Treasurer of the Iowa Mormon Trails Association. As director of the Prairie Trails Museum in Wayne County, she has researched Mormon history and taught the history of the Iowa Mormon Trail.

 

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