The Mormon Trail

Many visitors come to the Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County each year to view the story of the Mormon Trail.

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A special exhibit commemorating the Mormon Trail can be found in the Pioneer Trails gallery.


The exhibit depicts the hardships of the pioneers as they traveled on their westward journey. The hymn "Come, Come Ye Saints" was written by William Clayton on the banks of Locust Creek in southwestern Wayne County as the Mormon pioneers traveled across the area.