The Maria Burston Wheeler Papers date from approximately the 1850s to 1933 and record Maria Walker's childhood and voyage from Liverpool, England to Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States through her manuscript "My History." The manuscript details her and her family's trans-Atlantic journey as well as her own journey as a married woman, Maria Burston Wheeler, to Las Vegas, Nevada to establish the Mormon Fort located there. Her manuscript details daily life at the fort.
Wheeler family in front of ranch house on a wagon. Wheeler Ranch, Highland Range. L-R: 1. JB Wheeler, 2. Rachel Wheeler. 2. Jimmy Wheeler. 3. Jimmy Wheeler. 4. Leah Wheeler? 5. Rachel Wheeler. 6? 7 Cassie Wheeler. 8. Esther Wheeler? 9. Leah Wheeler. Esther Wheeler (mother of J. Deck).
Panoramic view of Wheeler Ranch from dugway. Wheleer Ranch, in the Highland Range, was 10 miles from Pioche. J.B. Wheeler was the grandfather of the donor, James Deck. Mill is just below ranch. Rachel Talmadge Wheeler, grandmother of donor, is at the left of photo.