Winter Quarters

Winter Quarters may refer to:

  • Wallace Circus and American Circus Corporation Winter Quarters, Peru, Indiana, listed on the NRHP in Indiana
  • Winter Quarters State Historic Site, listed on the NRHP in Louisiana
  • Winter Quarters (North Omaha, Nebraska), an encampment of 2,500 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they waited during the winter of 1846-1847 for better travelling conditions
  • Cantonment, the establishment of temporary military encampments during winter

Other articles related to "winter quarters, winter":

Truman O. Angell - Work in The West
... He left his wife behind in Winter Quarters and went on with Brigham Young's pioneering company, entering Salt Lake City in July, 1847 ... Angell then returned to Winter Quarters in the fall of 1847 ... Three of his children died and were buried in Winter Quarters, and he entered the Salt Lake Valley with his sick wife and his remaining two children ...
Mormonism And Race - Racial Policy Under Brigham Young - William McCary
... have suggested that the actions of William McCary in Winter Quarters, Nebraska led to Brigham Young's decision to adopt the priesthood ban in the LDS Church ... for apostasy in March 1847 and expelled from Winter Quarters ... McCary's behavior angered many of the Latter Day Saints in Winter Quarters ...
Mormon Trail - The Trek West - The Vanguard Company of 1847
... On April 5 the wagon train moved west from Winter Quarters toward the Great Basin ... The journey from Winter Quarters to Fort Laramie took six weeks, with the company arriving at the fort on June 1 ... was joined by members of the Mormon Battalion, who had been excused due to illness and sent to winter in Pueblo, Colorado, and a group of Church members from Mississippi ...
Bewick's Swan - Distribution
... The winter habitat of both subspecies is grassland and marshland, often near the coast they like to visit fields after harvest to feed on discarded grains and while on migration may stop over on mountain lakes ... grounds around mid-May, and leave for winter quarters around the end of September ... via the White Sea, Baltic Sea and the Elbe estuary to winter in Denmark, the Netherlands and the British Isles ...

Famous quotes containing the words quarters and/or winter:

    Before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the north- east side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire. I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    All men hesitate
    Separately, always, seeing another year gone
    Frockcoated gentleman, farmer at his gate,
    Villein with mattock, soldiers on their shields,
    All silent, watching the winter coming on.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)