Twenty-five years ago marked the 150th anniversary of the vanguard company of Latter-day Saint pioneers entering Salt Lake Valley.

Sesquicentennial events included a 1,070-mile, 93-day reenactment of the wagon trip across the Plains, leaving from Winter Quarters, now a part of Omaha, Nebraska, on April 21, 1997. Wagons followed the 1847 pioneer trail, as much as possible, through Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah.

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Deseret News photographer Jeffrey D. Allred accompanied the wagon train over much of the trek. Here are some of his favorite photos.