The infamous "Extermination Order" issued October 27, 1838, by Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs caused thousands of Latter-day Saints to flee the state and seek refuge in Illinois. Throughout the harsh winter of 1838-39, many Latter-day Saint families traveled to Missouri's eastern border (some 150 miles) in carts and wagons and on foot. While most crossed the Mississippi River by ferry at Quincy, some voyaged by riverboats from Richmond, Missouri, to the Quincy region in Illinois.
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, "Making Friends in Missouri: Telling the Steamboat Saluda Story and Its Aftermath," Mormon Historical Studies 11, no. 2 (Fall 21), 101-112.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred E., "Making Friends in Missouri: Telling the Steamboat Saluda Story and Its Aftermath" (2010). Faculty Publications. 845.
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