The term "The coldest Hour of the Twenty-Four", comes a journal entry of one of the sisters aided in this extreme circumstance....
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The term "The coldest Hour of the Twenty-For comes a journal entry of one of the sisters aided in this extreme circumstance. She tried to thank them but found they deemed it not out of the ordinary duty of any person.
Brigham Young wept when he heard the report of these three young men’s heroic deed of carrying the beleaguered saints across the half frozen water. He declared, “This act alone will ensure their everlasting salvation in the Celestial Kingdom of our God, worlds without end.” In what witnesses recorded as “the coldest hour of the twenty-four,” David P. Kimball , George W. Grant, and C. Allen Huntington, carried many of the pioneers across the river so that they might have a better chance of making it to their final destination.