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  • Come to know our fathers, and turn our hearts to them.
  • Preserve the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory and the western U.S.
  • Honor present-day pioneers worldwide who exemplify these same qualities of character.
  • Teach these same qualities to the youth who will be tomorrow’s pioneers.

Pioneer Stories

EGAN, Howard

Jun 10, 2019

This article previously appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.2 Utah Pioneer with the Pony Express by Doran Baker, Utah Historical Society The end of days on Earth for Howard…

ADAIR, Thomas Jefferson

Mar 21, 2019

The following biography originally appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.1 Born May 28, 1884, Thomas Jefferson Adair was a cowboy on the Blue River Wilderness, south of Nutrioso, Arizona,…

SNOW, Erastus

SNOW, Erastus

Aug 31, 2021

by Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah Vol.4 Erastus Snow The pioneer who shared with Orson Pratt the distinction of being the first among their famous…

HINTON, James Maurice

Mar 31, 2019

This biography originally appeared on pioneerstories.org A Child’s Memories of Life in Mexico I was seven years old when we left Virgin, Utah to move to Morelos, Mexico.  When we…

HARRIS, Silas: YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO FIRE A GUN

HARRIS, Silas: YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO FIRE A GUN

Mar 1, 2021

Silas Harris was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, on October 14, 1824.  He was the son of Moses and Fanny Smith Harris.  He was baptized a member of the CHurch…

ALLEN, Jude

ALLEN, Jude

Jul 26, 2020

Historical Sketch for 1997 Sesquicentennial Project, Sons of Utah Pioneers Birth: October 12, 1811 at Willsborough, Essex County, New York. Death: February 13, 1890, Calls Fort, Box Elder County, Utah.…

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