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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

BACON, Guinivere Ellen Kotter

Mar 16, 2019

[This article first appeared in the Mar/Apr 1970 issue of Pioneer Magazine.] First Utah Feminine Flyer Guinivere Ellen Kotter Bacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Kotter, learned to…

JACKSON, Richard Woolley: Architect

JACKSON, Richard Woolley: Architect

Mar 4, 2022

This article originally appeared in Vol.53, No.1 (2006) of Pioneer Magazine. Richard Wooley Jackson(1915-2010) Richard Woolley Jackson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fourth…

LUNT, Sarah Ann

LUNT, Sarah Ann

Mar 19, 2021

1858-1921 This article originally appeared in Vol.65 No.1 of Pioneer Magazine. by Susanne Lunt Peterson, granddaughter Sarah Ann Lunt, the daughter of Edward and Harriet Wood Lunt, was born in…

BRIGGS, Thomas

BRIGGS, Thomas

Jun 15, 2022

Bountiful Pioneer At their December meeting the South Davis Chapter eulogized the pioneer life of Thomas Briggs, which was presented by Bruce Briggs, a second great-grandson. Thomas Briggs emigrated to…

CORRY, William Henry

CORRY, William Henry

Sep 23, 2020

A Call to the Bishopric By Elwood J. Corry This story originally appeared in the Nov/Dec 1971 issue of Pioneer Magazine. I never knew my grandfather William Henry Corry very…

JONES, William Howell

Mar 16, 2019

This article originally appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.1. William Howell Jones was a missionary who survived the Cane Creek Massacre. Elder Jones spent much of his early mission…

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