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Morn. Twilight: 5:16 A.M.
Sunrise: 5:50 A.M.
Sunset: 9:00 P.M.
Duration: 15h, 10m
Eve. Twilight: 9:34 A.M.
Visible Light: 16h, 17m

"Mormon Camp Marker - First Night Marker"

Located by North Omaha Airport at 69th and Bennington Road, ((Google Maps and Satellite maps logo))
69th Street is a short street connecting McKinley Street and Bennington Road (T intersections at both ends).  Right at the intersection of 69th and Bennington Road, and to the east of 69th, and south of Bennington Road is the historic marker.)

Brigham Young learned about the Great Salt Lake Valley from the reports published by John C. Frémont of his earlier explorations.  He decided the area to be the ideal location to form the church's new homeland.  After spending the first winter at Winter Quarters, Brigham Young and other church members started for Salt Lake Valley on April 5, 1847.  Six wagons departed Winter Quarters to form the Advance Company or Discovery Company, also known as the Pioneer Band.  The group camped for two nights near present day Highway 36 and 69th Street waiting for others to join in.