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Christian Christiansen Company

When it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, the 7th Handcart Company consisted of approximately 330 individuals, 68 handcarts, and 3 wagons, according to a letter written by Elder Amos M. Musser. This company was first headed by James Park, David Dille and George Thurston. At Florence, Christian Christiansen became the company captain and continued in the position for the rest of the journey to Utah.

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