What were the three ways the Pioneers used to measure distances while crossing the plains?
(Answer on page 13)
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(From page 2)
The Pioneers first tried to guess the daily mileage. When this proved unsatisfactory, they tied a piece of cloth to a wagon wheel and assigned a man to count the revolutions. By May 1847, under the suggestion of William Clayton, a set of wooden cog wheels (an odometer) was attached to a wagon wheel to record the distance more accurately.
Source: Essentials in Church History, Joseph Fielding Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1971, page 362.