The GAME of EMIGRATION 1947 RARE Mormon LDS board

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  • Sold Date: Jul 07, 2009
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The Game of Emigration
Mormon / LDS Board Game
1947, RARE, Complete!! Mint!
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Item Descrption:
The exodus of the "Mormons" from Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846, and their trek to the Rocky Mountains in 1847 were the inspiring events behind the planning of the Game of emigration . Needless to say, the game begins in Nauvoo and ends in the valley of the Great Salt Lake.

The game of emigration
This game was originated with the purpose in view of helping both YOUNG and OLD learn the history and belief of Mormon pioneers. Besides the questions and answers that come with the game it is the intent to print more from time to time on other subjects, which will make the game, ever a new one.
The board
The board is a work of art, executed by one of America’s foremost artists, Fielding Kimball Smith , a grandson of both Hyrum smith , who was martyred at Carthage, Illinois, and Heber C. Kimball , one of the original pioneers. The board is also historical. As you open it you will see, down in the right hand corner, a picture featuring the NAUVOO TEMPLE, which had scarcely been finished by the saints when they were forced to leave their beloved city.
To the left of the picture of Nauvoo is a representation of the rolling hills and farms of Iowa, on which, according to authentic history, Mormon exiles worked for whatever the Iowa settlers had to give. Each of the six farms on the board is identified by name of an animal in the center of it. In front of each farm is an opening of a gate through which the miniature pioneer enters and exits. The large blue spaces surrounding the farms represent the roads, which lead to various Iowa farms. The dark orange spaces bordering Nauvoo represent the exit from Iowa.
Winter quarters
On each side of the winter quarters meeting house are representations of the farms established by the Mormons in the prairies of what is now the state of Nebraska. On the outside of each farm is a gray fence. The brown circle on the inside of the fence represents the "plowing" the green circle represents "planting" and the gold circle "harvesting." The road that leads to different farms is orange; the space in front of each farm is yellow as is also the driveway, which is directly below the bag of grain.
The trek
The top half of the board represents the trek on which are fifteen "obstacles." The name of the obstacles are printed on the rd spaces, the first one is "river." T are arrows on this highway which if followed will lead to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. T are detours that must be made if the obstacles cannot be passed otherwise.
The odometer
The original pioneer odometer was invented by the pioneers while enroute to the Rocky Mountains in 1847. It was placed on the hub of a wagon wheel and automatically measured distance traveled. An adaptation of the odometer is used in the game of emigration for determining distance to be traveled (spaces moved) by the miniature pioneers and covered wagons.
(The Above Text is from the Rule Book!)

This Extremely Rare game was made in Very small production quantity in 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Game is Good Condition and Complete! T are 2 very small flaws o...