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Joe Foreman/ The Opinion-Tribune
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from O’Fallon, Ill., walk the Wabash Trace Nature Trail during Friday’s leg of their Mormon Trail trek.
On The Trail of History

Donned in a combination of pioneer and contemporary clothing and pushing 19th Century-era hand carts, more than 100 teenagers from the O’Fallon, Ill., stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) spent four days in Mills County last week walking a portion of the route of the historic Mormon Trail.

“We wanted to come here because of the history,” trek director Cort Hacker said. “It’s an opportunity for us to experience what it was like for the pioneer families traveling during the migration west.”