Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Apr. 19

John Ford's western cinematic masterpiece, Wagon Master, premiered on this day (1950). The film that Ford called his personal favorite, it tells the story of a pacifist Mormon wagon trail traveling to Utah's San Juan River. The journey is a sympathetic retelling of the historic Hole in the Rock expedition of 1879-80.

Glen Nelson