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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

YEARSLEY Sr., David Dutton: Giving His All

YEARSLEY Sr., David Dutton: Giving His All

Jul 12, 2022

David Dutton Yearsley & Mary Ann Hoops David Dutton b 3 Mar 1808, Thornbury, Chester, PA; md Mary Ann Hoopes 11 Sep 1830; died 1849, Rocky Ford, NE David Dutton…

IVINS, Anthony Woodward – The LDS Colonies in Mexico

IVINS, Anthony Woodward – The LDS Colonies in Mexico

May 8, 2021

This article originally appeared in Vol.65 No. 1 of Pioneer Magazine. By Thomas G. Alexander Anthony W. Ivins, who served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve from…

RUSSON, Lott – Amazing Grace

RUSSON, Lott – Amazing Grace

Mar 18, 2021

The miracle of AMAZING GRACE is well portrayed in the life of an English coal miner by the name of Lott Russon, born in Dudley, England, a place called “The…

WALKER, Lovina Smith

Mar 31, 2019

Lovina Smith was born on the 18th of September 1827 in Manchester, New York, just 3 days before her Uncle Joseph got the plates for the Book of Mormon.  She…

HARMON, Appleton Milo: My Ancestor

HARMON, Appleton Milo: My Ancestor

Sep 19, 2021

Submitted by John Freihofner, a student at Arrowhead Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah. Appleton Milo Harmon (1820-1877) I chose to research Appleton Milo Harmon because…

JACOBSEN, Christian Jensen: Frontier Craftsman

JACOBSEN, Christian Jensen: Frontier Craftsman

Feb 11, 2022

Christian Jensen Jacobsen (1826-1898) The typical pioneer is often thought of as being able bodied and part of a family that pulled together to develop a…

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