Ephraim Hanks Reunion July 2006
- I Am Ready Now - Article published in the Church News in connection with the 150th anniversary of the rescue of the Martin-Willie-Hodgett Handcart Companies.
- Sketch of Harriet Amelia Decker by Mary Ann Canfield
Photos taken at the reunion. Feel free to add yours.
Ephraim Hank's Gun These Springfield ball and cap guns were carried in holders attached to the saddle. Since they were carried on the horse, these are often referred to as "horse pistols." - Teton Hanks Jackman Collection
E K Hank's smoothbore .54 caliber single shot percussion pistol bearing his carved initials in the wood above the trigger. Markings on the pistol indicate it was made in 1847 in Middletown, Connecticut, model #1842, by H. Aston Company - photo by Chris Hanks
Eph's pistol with 2 notches etched under the trigger might indicate people that needed to be handled by using this weapon. The number 34 is the issue number from the Mormon Battalion - photo by Chris Hanks
Eph's Powder Horn. The horn contains black powder, which of course is the propellant to the firing of the pistol. - photo by Bret Remington
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