Volume 65, Number 2 (2006)

Third Series

Numbers Two & Three Spring/Summer 2006

Front Matter



Editor’s Perspective p. 99-100
Marvin Bergman





New on the Shelves p. 276-291

Back Matter

Cover Image

In the early 1900s the Daughters of Utah Handcart Pioneers commissioned a statue to memorialize the handcart trek. Sculpted by Torleif Knaphus, the 3-foot-high bronze monument, unveiled in 1926, was displayed for years in Salt Lake City’s Temple Square Information Bureau. Then, for the Mormon Pioneer Sesquicentennial in 1947, LDS church leaders commissioned Knaphus to create a heroic-size copy. Cast in bronze in New York, it has been displayed prominently ever since near the Tabernacle in Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The well-known and widely replicated image has come to symbolize for many the heroism of the handcart emigrants whose experience is commemorated in this special issue of the Annals of Iowa.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Malcolm J. Rohrbough, University of Iowa
Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa State University