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Transcript for Barrows, Elizabeth Emma Brewer, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 4:71-72

10. At what place did you join the company or wagon train with which you came to Utah?
10 On the trip from New York to Kansas City, by train, they had to ride in cattle cars, that had sliding doors, part of the way. The cars didn't have any water in them and the immigrants surely thirsted for water.

11. When did it leave for Utah?
11. The immigrant train started for Utah about the latter part of August 1868.

12. What was the place of your destination in Utah? Why did you come to Utah?
12. The Brewer family's destination was Salt Lake City, Utah. The grand-parents of Mrs. Barrows, on the mother's side (Mr. and Mrs. Spence) were all ready here. The family had come from England to join the saints in Utah.

13. When did you arrive there?
13. The immigrant train arrived in Salt Lake City some time the last of September.

14. Who was the leader of your company or train?
14. The leader of their company was a Mr. [Joseph S.] Rawlins.

15. Method of travel (handcart, ox team, mule team, horseback, etc.)
15. They crossed the plains with mule teams. Mrs. Barrows remembers the shortage of food for the mules and cattle. They nearly starved to death. They traveled about 10 miles a day.

Experience with Indians While Crossing.
One night while crossing, six Indians riding pinto ponies came to where they were camped and stole a great number of their mules. The captain of the company sent six men after them and among the six was the late Charles Wood's father. The Saints prayed that the men with the mules might return safety. The men came upon the Indians while they were sleeping. They took the Indian's ponies and drove the livestock back and they all rejoiced.

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