101: The Martin Willie Handcart Disaster

Heather interviews Will Bagley about the disaster that befell the Martin Willie handcart companies.


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  1. LDSRevelations

    Will Bagley is a wealth of western and LDS historical treasures and insights that give much needed perspective in the field of Mormon history. I’ve heard him and his work dismissed by faithful historians as skewed etc. but I think his work is invaluable and continues to stand up against the tide of intentionally faithful and yes sometimes whitewashed history. Thanks for another interesting podcast.

    Reply Jul 15, 2015 @ 12:41:25
  2. David Conley Neson

    Faithful history is neither.

    Reply Jul 16, 2015 @ 18:31:45
  3. Kc

    Highly recommend book, Devil’s Gate, read that book along with Will Bagley’s paper before going on trek. Changed my whole perspective . Thanks for bringing on Mr Bagley

    Reply Jul 20, 2015 @ 23:04:44
  4. Jimbo

    Loved this podcast. Very educational. All I knew was the white washed version. Bad Brigham Young!!!

    Reply Apr 27, 2016 @ 13:49:06
  5. R Ob

    This was a phenominal podcast. I cant STAND Brigham Young. I’ve read the 19th wife book, and also the book by Bill Hickman. Brigham was a murder.

    I also read the comments he made when the “Milk strippings man” returned.

    Brigham was a creep.

    Reply Jan 19, 2017 @ 19:49:11

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