175 years ago today - Thursday, Feb 19, 1846.

[First snowstorm after pioneers leave Nauvoo] The wind blew steadily from the northwest, accompanied by snow which fell to the depth of 7 or 8 inches, but much of it thawed as it fell. The storm was unceasing and there was very little passing in or out of camp. The evening was very cold, which caused much suffering in the camp for there were many who had no tents or any comfortable place to lodge.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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