Lorin and Mary Ann Moench work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Martin’s Cove Historic site. This spot in south-central Wyoming marks an important point along the Mormon trail. European converts sailed to the East Coast of the U.S., purchased supplies and handcarts, and traveled with handcart companies to Salt Lake City. In 1856 two handcart companies began their journey late, causing them to face unforgiving Wyoming storms.
In the summer, Martin’s Cove hosts a “Pioneer Trek Reenactment” for youth to experience the Mormon Trail. The Moenches discuss what this reenactment means.