The Sacred Grove
The serene woods where Joseph Smith received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Susquehanna River
On May 15, 1829 John the Baptist visited Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on the banks of the Susquehanna River and ordained them to the Aaronic Priesthood. Joseph and Oliver then baptized each other in the river.
A significant landmark noted by most journal keepers, Devil’s Gate is a narrow cut made by the Sweetwater River through an immense rock with sides measuring 370 feet in height and 1,500 feet in length. It was here that rescuers brought the suffering members of the Martin handcart company before continuing west to the Salt Lake Valley during the bitter winter of 1856. -history.lds.org
My ancestor, Anne Pennington Booth is buried in an unmarked grave at Devil’s Gate. She was traveling with the Rawlins Company crossing the plains to the Salt Lake Valley.