Our goals in the creation of the "Crossroads to the
West" project to is to share the story of the migration
of the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints through Iowa to the Middle Missouri
Valley. In this project we focus on Winter Quarters -
Kanesville and surrounding areas. It is the story of the
pioneers who settled in the hills and hollows along the
Missouri River as they waited to trek west to the Great
Salt Lake Basin. The tour is arranged as a virtual book
with each chapter telling a segment of the story of the
early pioneers and their sojourn at the Missouri River.
This project is the result of over 50 years of research
by the noted historian Gail G. Holmes, sharing his
knowledge of the people, places and events of this
historic area with supporting; maps, photographs, audio
recordings, artwork and videos.
To identify the people, places and events of the
early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, helping to presersve for descendants
of pioneers and all who share in their legacy, their story
of faith and fortitude.
The Historical Pioneer Research Group,
Inc is a
not-for-profit organization in
the state of Nebraska.
the HPRG are tax-deductible.
Donations can be sent to
Research Group, Inc.,
3215 State Street,
Omaha, NE 68112
ATTN: Maury Schooff, Treasurer