Not awesome with a 6 and 8 year old in tow. It’s a good trail for hiking alone, lots of wildlife, and peace and quiet. Pioneer Neighbors. Contrary to popular belief, however, the famous trail was not a Mormon creation. During the years on the Mormon Trail, the cooks managed to feed their people on little more than the bare necessities. We always enjoy this trail since it is mostly level and the reservoir is a nice destination. Partially to buoy up the people, but more particularly in gratitude for the news that his wife Diantha Farr Clayton had safely born him a son in Nauvoo, William Clayton, camp clerk, wrote the words of the famous Mormon hymn, “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” on April 13 while encamped on Locust Creek. 6 were here. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. It was quiet and saw some fall color. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aus Travelers can see these sites from a new roadside turnout on Highway 220. In the same area is Devil’s Gate, through which flows the Sweetwater River, a gentle and beneficent stream which the pioneers followed, with frequent crossings, for ninety-six miles. To their left on the south side of the Platte ran the imposing Scotts Bluffs. They named the camp “Garden Grove” and a community of the same name still exists on this campsite. you need to go down to the reservoir and Once you get to end of the first portion of trail, you’ll cross road and continue. Still pretty wet today but still a great hike. As for Alltrail's directions to the trailhead, you're on your own. The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated in the mid-1840s across the United States from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley in what is today the U.S. state of Utah. Delightful verdant journey and mostly shade since we started before 9 am. I’ll give you a hint - don’t go right. You can ride up and then back, or use a shuttle to ride one-way. Greetings! Just west of here, the adventurous can follow a very difficult jeep trail along the Sweetwater to Rock Creek, location of the Willie Handcart gravesite. After spending the winter of 1847-48 in Northern California at the request of Brigham Young, the former members of the Mormon Battalion began to make preparations for leaving to find their families that they had not seen for almost two years. You could use spikes if you wanted but I had a lot of fun messing around on the u touched trails at Affleck Park. On that day approximately three thousand men, women, and children in about five hundred wagons formally abandoned Nauvoo, Illinois, the City of Joseph, as a result of misunderstandings and mob activities. 34° 18.165′ N, 117° 27.957′ W. Marker is near San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Two other markers in the Lewis town park commemorate the trail. It shares much of its route with the Pony Express Trail, the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Union Pacific portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Lots of bikers. One mile south of Lewis is Cold Springs State Park, where a sawed-off telephone pole in the camping area marks the trail. (Ask locally for directions.). We hiked to Little Dell Reservoir which was the most gorgeous teal blue today. It slopes ever so slightly downward toward the reservoir. The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile (2,092 km) route that members of The Church traveled from 1846 to 1868. For us on foot, it made it much dustier since it is not hard packed like before. Leaving Mount Pisgah June 1, the pioneers continued west, passing through present-day Orient, where a marker on the school grounds notes that event. In the mid-1840s the south side of the river was the favored route, but earlier travelers had followed the north bank. Why are there no markers for Fort Wells? See more ideas about mormon trail, mormon, trail. (Ask locally for directions.). Only did 11 miles r/t, but the views and scenery were awesome. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail National Park Service 324 South State Street, Suite 200 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 801-741-1012. It took them into the valley of the Great Salt Lake. The Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database is an important source of information for researchers. Commemorating this event is an impressive “Come, Come, Ye Saints” exhibit in the Wayne County Historical Society Museum in Corydon. It's not a flat walk, but it's also not a hard hike at all. Enjoyed this trail. Today the Mormon Trail is a part of the U.S. National Trails System, called the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. The pioneers mostly traveled the Mormon trail by foot as they pushed handcarts or drove wagons pulled by a team of oxen to carry their meager possessions. On July 29, a large group of the Mormon Battalion entered the valley. The first known example of blessing a sick animal took place at Indian Creek in Van Buren County, an act occasionally done in pioneer days. Lots of mountain bikers so hikers beware. A little farther up the trail, today’s traveler can see Rebecca Winter’s grave; a member of one of the later companies, she died in 1852, and her grave is one of the few known of thousands of Mormon graves along the trail. Great trail. Not too challenging of a hike. For the love of all that is holy, follow the TRAIL markers, NOT the map that All Trails gives you! Explore the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail across five states to see the 1,300-mile route traveled by Mormons who fled Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1846-1847. The Mormon Pioneer Trail, 1846–47. It is a page-turner, a wonderful read, historical and educational. Shade and sun. At the time of the planning of the exodus in 1846, the territory was owned by the Republic of Mexico, which soon after … These were the vanguard, but thousands more were to follow that year, across the Mormon Mesopotamia between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. As for bikers, several passed me in either direction and only one yielded to me. On May 20 they passed one of the most famous stopping places on the Oregon Trail, Ash Hollow. This trail is quite smooth, but gets a bit steeper as it climbs the switchbacks to the pass. The elevation gain of 3000 feet is well distributed over the length of the trail so it's manageable. Information courtesy of the Douglas-Sarpy Counties [NE] Mormon Trails Assoc. Great for the whole family. Just west of Lewis, the Mormons passed a Pottawattamie Indian encampment on the Nishnabotna River which they dubbed Indian Town, a name which stuck for years. The most famous of all Mormon treks began on 5 April 1847 when Heber C. Kimball moved a few wagons about three miles west of Winter Quarters, but it was not until April 19 that the whole group of pioneers, one hundred forty-three men, three women, and two children were organized and under way on their one-thousand-mile exodus. We went on 9/25, and the peak fall colors had passed (in addition to this year’s foliage just not being as bright). The beginning of the great trek west really commenced 1 March 1846 on the frozen banks of Sugar Creek in Lee County, Iowa, seven miles west of the Mississippi River. Just below the parking lot to the left, follow a short path. The voyages and trails of pioneers gathering from around the world over time are charted on this animated map of early Mormon migration. I ended up walking the road until it intersects with the trail, and then took the trail back, so I made it a loop. Maybe 3.5 miles round trip. It was raining today at lower elevations and snowing higher up, but just a thin layer sticking, and nothing on the trail. It costs to park at the reservoir trailhead at the day-use area, but Alltrail doesn't mention that or where the day-use area for the reservoir is located or how to get to it. 2. The downhill is fast and thrilling. This company was trapped by the same winter snows which devastated the Martin Company. My maps of the Mormon Trail were 36 years in the making and commemorate the amazing story of one of the great chapters of American history. The approximately 1,300-mile-long trail from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, was certified by the National Trails Act of 1986 as a National Historic Trail-officially The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. We often imagine the pioneers entirely alone along the Mormon trail, but there were many frontier settlements along the way. Lots of beautiful sunflowers along the way. Many pioneers and later Mormons climbed Independence Rock and scratched their names on it. Today the Mormon Trail is a part of the United States National Trails System, as the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. ), Between Guernsey and Douglas, the trail is difficult to follow. (Ask locally for directions. This was my first time using the app as my map and guide. Round trip the hike is about 3.8 miles. The very curious will want to visit Porter’s Rock, probably named for Porter Rockwell, located near the center of Platte County, north of Cottonwood Creek, but detailed maps and rough-terrain vehicles are necessary. A brass marker in a large stone in the center of town honors these early settlers. Part of this trail can be approximated by taking the Leroy exit off Interstate 80 to abandoned Piedmont, then following a dirt road to “Bear Town” on the Bear River. The appointed departure was on the Platte River near present-day Fremont. I went all the way to Mormon Flats and tried to imagine what it was like to have been camped there in 1847. 6. We started at the trail head up top by cell towers and hiked down to Mormon Flats. Eventually you'll see one for the Mormon Pioneer trail. We did about 2.5 miles and then turned around and headed back. Somewhere along the Dry Sandy, a renowned meeting with Jim Bridger took place and the pioneers accepted his legendary challenge to grow crops in the Great Basin. Really pretty fall colors right now. I’m sure it will be less dead and more green in a few months. Most people ride it bottom to top and back down again. Gravesites along the trail are stark reminders of the difficulties. It was a lovely hike! Either route detours from the trail, for the older bridge across the Green River no longer exists. Stanley B. Kimball, professor of history at Southern Illinois University, serves as a high councilor in the St. Louis Missouri Stake. Today, it is part of the U.S. National Trails System, known as the Mormon Pioneer … Mountain bikers going up and down so, yes, beware. Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. How is it possible that being a descendant of Mormon pioneers I have never been on this trail? Easy and almost flat. This part was very muddy. Just inside Dawson County, Nebraska, the pioneers were threatened by prairie fire, but they sought refuge on Platte River islands. Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 202–03), something they did on occasion. Near Guernsey are located Register Cliff, Mexican Hill, Warm Springs Canyon, and the most famous of all the Oregon Mormon Trails ruts, cut at least five feet deep into solid rock. From Granger it is possible and exiting to take the much deteriorated old Highway 30 following the pioneers through a lunar landscape of the badlands to Church Butte, so named because some Mormons supposedly held church services here. Here the pioneers built and maintained a ferry for themselves and the thousands who would follow. there were a lot of mountain bikers on the trail. my sister and I did the full trail from little Dell to Mormon Flat and back. Mormon Trail, in U.S. history, the route taken by Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake in what would become the state of Utah.After Mormon leader Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in 1844, church members realized that their settlement at Nauvoo was becoming increasingly untenable.Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, proposed a 1,300-mile (2,100-km) … The death of an animal was a serious loss. Beautiful trail...lots of wildflowers but apparently there are some who don't care it's a watershed area. I saw several deer and three of them bounded across the trail about 20 feet in front of me. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Mormon Trail Map. It was just at this point where, ten years later, the handcart companies from Iowa City would meet the 1846 trail and follow it to the Missouri River. In this post, Faye Fischer describes the assets the database has to offer. This trail runs from the Little Dell Reservoir area up to Big Mountain Pass, following the old route used by the Donner Party and the Mormon Pioneers. Then (and sometimes even today) refreshing ice could be found a foot or so beneath the boggy ground. (Ask locally for directions.). Mormon pioneer companies experienced less than half the mortality rate on the trail compared to the Oregon Trail or California Trail. Out of Glenrock one can drive up Mormon Canyon where some Mormon families lived in the mid-1850s, and walk or drive up Deer Creek Canyon about a quarter of a mile to see the rocky bluffs which Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball scrambled up when they saw a mother grizzly bear ambling toward them. On July 26, nine men were chosen to accompany Brigham Young and explore such places as the warm springs (present-day location of Wasatch Plunge) and Ensign Peak. Thereafter they followed what primitive roads and Indian paths there were. Only went 1 Mile on the trail (2 miles total). The word pioneer conjures unique images and definitions for everyone who hears it. Will be back to this trail. Wide enough at the start for 2+ across and then single file. Although most of the road is dirt, it is a good road. There is a bathroom and trailhead for the Mormon Pioneer/Pony Express Trail. Although they were probably not aware of it, at today’s Cozad they passed the 100th meridian; to its west, rainfall would be so slight that most crops would need irrigation. It’s a steady climb up from the reservoir, but the ride down is super fun! And a pioneer band often found opportunities to play for money. Started this hike near the Affleck Park Campground and went up to the Big Mountain summit and back for a quick morning excursion, about 5.5 miles roundtrip, 3 hours total. There are several places where you can get on/off the trail so it's pretty easy to turn this into whatever kind of ride you like. Learn about important points along the Mormon Trail through place descriptions, maps, and journal entries from pioneers who experienced the journey. Location. In Farson the traveler must make a decision—to drive to Granger via Rock Springs or, preferably, along the good dirt Farson Cutoff Road via Fontenelle. One of the better indexes about this is: Bashore, Melvin L. [Database of] Mormon Trail Deaths 1847–1868. A week later they established another permanent camp at a place they called Mount Pisgah, located on another branch of the Grand River on Pottawattamie Indian lands. From this area the Mormon Battalion commenced their famous march to San Diego. Along this stretch of the trail through Lincoln and Keith counties, William Clayton, tired of either estimating distances of counting the revolutions of a wagon wheel, suggested that some counting device be made. This trail runs from the Jeremy Ranch side at Mormon Flats at the bottom, up to the ridge where the Great Western Trail (GWT) crosses at the top. On April 23 the pioneers made camp on the west bank of the East (Weldon) Fork of the Grand River. The weather was great, a little cool early but that's better than too hot. As a result, the pioneers split into three divisions—a vanguard, the main company, and a rear guard with Brigham Young. Soon they came to an Indian lookout point, a few miles west of Lisco, which several climbed. “Chief Grumbler” 1, Mormon Pioneer Trail, 1847Nebraska, Pt. I didn’t see any hikers, just bikers. Most of them had bells or announced themselves but not all, so be vigilant! We parked at the trailhead about 2 miles up the canyon from the Little Dell Reservoir and walked to it. Soon afterward the pioneers spotted Courthouse Rock and Chimney Rock; Chimney Rock was the most famous landmark on the entire Oregon Trail. The Mormon Pioneer Trail climbs from near Little Dell Reservoir up to Big Mountain Pass, following the path blazed by the Donner Party and followed by the Mormon pioneers. There are still horrible infestations of mosquitoes along the Platte. If you want a slightly shorter hike, drive on and look for trailhead markers along the highway. Updated June 25, 2019. at Mormon Flat you have to side step a narrow muddy edge of a stream to get out to the parking lot and toilet. With two-way traffic you'll want to stay alert on the climb for uphill riders. Here the Mormons went down Coyote Creek Canyon to what is now the Utah border. Mormon Handcart Pioneers “Let them come on foot with handcarts or wheelbarrows; let them gird up their loins and walk through and nothing shall hinder or stay them.” The Mormon handcart pioneers were participants in the migration of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Salt Lake City , Utah, who used two-wheeled handcarts to transport their belongings. Also in the same general area is Martin’s Cove, where during November 1856 many of the fifty-six members of that handcart company who died en route froze to death in Wyoming snows. Mormon Handcart Historic Sites Explore three places that have been made sacred by the faith and determination of Mormon pioneers, the charity of their rescuers, and God’s watchful care for all of them. Crossed paths with a couple with TWO dogs. then pick it up on the north. One of the most scenic and original sections of the old trail which can be followed by a standard automobile today are Poison Spider and Oregon Trail roads leading toward Independence Rock. The Latter-day Saints, nearly always keeping on the north side, actually were using an older branch of the Oregon Trail. Old pioneer journals mention visiting this natural wonder. Discovered Affleck, a nice campsite. If one of those animals hits you you're in trouble. They have redone the trail to make it more fun for mountain biking and to provide more shade. The now-restored post-Mormon Fort Caspar is at the location of the old Mormon ferry. They followed it to Fort Bridger, and then transferred to the faint trace left by the Reed-Donner party the preceding year. If you’re looking for a great way to see the fall colors and have a gentle hike, go up about 2 miles past Little Dell Reservoir. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Loved the beauty and history in every step. One mile west of this marker, on the north side of the road, a small roadside park contains a monument honoring the Mormons who died in Garden Grove. Easily 15+ bikes on a 2 mile round trip trail. 5. Passing and noting Split Rock in Fremont County, the pioneers soon reached another favored spot on the trail, the ice slough. The road is close and you can always hear cars, but still fun. If you're a biker, please obey the rules. At present-day Casper, Wyoming, Mormons and Oregonians alike crossed the Platte to the north bank at the place known as Last Crossing. I think we missed peak time. This rear guard entered present-day Utah July 15. good dirt trail with a few rocky sections. Sep 19, 2013 - Explore Maureen Brady's board "Mormon Trail" on Pinterest. I went up past the road and bathroom, continued on the other side up until a little ways past the campground. We left a car at the bottom. On July 7, the pioneers reached Fort Bridger, where the Oregon Trail turned north. Near present-day Kearney, Nebraska, the Saints began to parallel the Oregon Trail, which, starting at Independence, Missouri, reached the Platte at this point. Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846–1869 is a collection of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail. there are trail markers periodically. I assume the trail we’ve hiked in the past is merely near where the pioneers and Pony Express came through; I guess the same can be said for the newer, meandering trail. Like you, I want to learn all about Mormon pioneer history. Bouts of shade throughout, but also pretty sunny. We started the trail where it crosses over the road from the west side to the east side (there is a small bathroom and sign saying “Mormon Pioneer Trail”). Mormon Pioneer Trail, 1847Nebraska, Pt. Read More Planning a Trail Visit Mount Pisgah is located on a crooked country road north of Highway 34 or west of Highway 169. Nice trail for an easy mountIn bike ride. Travelers also may get an excellent view of these places from a roadside turn-off just beyond the divide, south of Highway 28. By Stanley B. Kimball. (Ask locally for permission and directions; otherwise you must get to Echo Canyon via Evanston.) One mile east of The Needles, a prominent rock formation at the mouth of Coyote Creek Canyon, Brigham Young was stricken with mountain fever. We did this on 9/30 in the afternoon and had the trail to ourselves. Drive in through the Ranch with cows and horses on the dirt road was a highlight for the kids. East of Lyman the old trail passes the site of an early post-Mormon town named Reno. Anyways, once I finally figured it out and biked back to the beginning, it was much better! Here the first permanent camp was built for the benefit of those following. The beginning of the great trek west really commenced 1 March 1846 on the frozen banks of Sugar Creek in Lee County, Iowa, seven miles west of the Mississippi River. Compiled & edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated March 2020. The east side of Mormon Pioneer (MoPi) or the "Original Trail" is best ridden descending from the top … Gorgeous colors probably around for another week or possibly two. They apparently turned north at the canyon mouth, then he… I enjoyed the hike. After examining several campsites on both sides of the broad Missouri, Brigham Young decided to set up Winter Quarters across the river at a place now known as Florence, Nebraska. A few miles farther they camped by the Ancient Ruins Bluff, an impressive landmark on their side of the river in Nebraska. I loved this trail! The narrow packed dirt trail was damp for rains of the past few days and very easy walking with only a few sections of steep grade. I met a lost hiker up there, too. Mormon Pioneer Trail Intermediate. The right side will go down to reservoir and the left, upper most trail is the actual Pioneer Trail. It's easy-intermediate technical, but pretty strenuous aerobic. (Ask locally for directions.). The Mormon Pioneer Trail. If the trail starts to get really narrow and somewhat overgrown, if you’ve crossed a bridge right at the beginning, you’re on the wrong trail. Fun that this was a Pony Express route, trail of the Donner Party, and the first Mormon Pioneers. In general the trail would follow the gentle, broad Platte River Valley for six hundred miles to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, where the pioneers picked up the Oregon Trail. If all else fails just drive Highway 65 and look for the parking lot and fee booth above the reservoir. After a short rest, they picked up the barely visible trace of the Reed-Donner party into the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Pretty shaded. The trail is very rocky but well marked and well traveled, there is no way you'll get lost. Safe Snowshoe on snowy days when avalanche danger is high elsewhere. Mormon Pioneer Trail Historical Markers As many as 80,000 people migrated to Utah via the Mormon Pioneer Trail from 1847 until the Transcontinental Railroad was completed. Fortunately the Indians were friendly. Learning about Ourselves through Church History, Joseph Smith’s Brothers: Nauvoo and After, The Way It Looks Today: A Camera Tour of Church History Sites in Illinois, “We Believe. …”: Development of the Articles of Faith, Valeen Tippetts Avery and Linda King Newell, Finding Where You Fit—The Four-Generation Program, “The Mormon Pioneer Trail, 1846–47,” Ensign, Sept. 1979, 72–76. The rest slowed but made it plain by their actions that I was going to get hit if I didn't get out of the way. Just west of Kearney the Saints first sighted and hunted buffalo. Looking for an easy fording place, the pioneers crossed the Loup River near Fullerton and cut back to the Platte near today’s Grand Island. The Mormon Trail is the 1,300-mile (2,100 km) long route from Illinois to Utah that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled for 3 months. In the vicinity, they also met their first Great Plains Indians, a band of Sioux. Flat for the mile we did. Mostly cyclists, saw only one other hiker. Excellent condition for crampons, very warm in full sun the whole way. Mormon Pioneer Trail ist ein 18.2 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Salt Lake City, Utah. Baylis Park, on South Main Street in downtown Council Bluffs, contains a boulder with two markers honoring the Mormon pioneers. This is an amazing fall hike. Rain or shine, twice each day she started her campfire and baked, cooked, roasted and broiled enough food to satisfy whomever was under her care. The Utah portion of this map, as well as maps of other trails, will be published in subsequent issues. There is also a Daughters of the American Revolution marker here commemorating Mount Pisgah as the first white settlement in Union Company, but omitting to mention that the settlers were Mormons. Start at the trailhead to the left side of Hwy 65 after passing the parking lot of Little Dell Reservoir. Perseverance and tenacity were the essence of the Mormon pioneer woman. West of Douglas is Ayers Natural Bridge, unusual because the stream which created it is still running through it. The first Mormon encampment was along Mosquito Creek near the present Iowa School for the Deaf on Highway 275. Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake wall map: In Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1899, my grandfather John Franklin Nielsen (Grandpa Frank), bought a pictorial wall map entitled Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake.On the "About Me" page of this website you can see me holding that original print. Today, the Mormon Trail is a part of the United States National Trails System, known as the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. I am Frank Nielsen, the great-great grandson of Mormon pioneers, and professional "Artographer," at your service. Another way to reach this point is via a dirt road going north at the Church Butte exit off Interstate 80. The Mormon Trail or the Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile route that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints traveled from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail is the 1,300-mile stretch the Mormon pioneers first crossed in 1847 from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake Valley. On July 27, Amasa M. Lyman, Sam Brannan, Rodney Badger, and Roswell Stevens arrived into the valley on horseback and probably made their own trail to the camp on City Creek. In early June they reached Fort Laramie in Wyoming, crossed the Platte southward, and picked up the Oregon Trail. Touch for map. From Indian Town, the pioneers followed an Indian trail directly to Council Bluffs, the location of a Pottawattamie Indian agency. Deaths along the trail. Awesome! The uphill is steep and strenuous but only moderately technical. Lots of twist and turns so watch out for the bikers. It is possible to visit Devil’s Gate and Martin’s Cove, but permission and directions from ranch owners are required and four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. When I came to the first fork in the road starting from Dell Reservoir, the All Trails map tells you to go right on the larger road while there is a small trail marker indicating the left trail. Emigrant Trail. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail series list. Didn't need bug spray. Personally, I wouldn't rate this trail as moderate because it's not that difficult. Near one of their campsites in Adair County, two miles east of Bridgewater, is modern “Morman” [sic] Lake, and a small Mormon Trail Park, commemorating their passing. The Saints remained here until May 12. This section is recommended as an easy hike. In the Reno cemetery is a bronze plaque honoring those who used the Old Mormon Trail. As far as to Bloomfield, at least, the pioneers used established territorial roads. 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