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A pioneer trek


August 31, 2018

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Kira Beck and Rebecca Fillmore push their handcart over a rocky creek.

When Heather LaBree, 17, Ekalaka, hears stories about the pioneers, she now has a firsthand understanding of what they went through.

In May, she, six youth and six adults from the Ekalaka area participated in a reenactment of a pioneer handcart trek sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

The Ekalaka group drove to Miles City on May 30 where they met with approximately 190 other teens and leaders from Eastern Montana. The next morning the group dressed in their pioneer clothing before boarding the buses for the ride to Wyoming.

Clothing for girls included long s...

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