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Our Mission:

  • 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

ALLEN, Elihu Moroni

ALLEN, Elihu Moroni

Jun 29, 2020

Born: 9 October 1835, Greenwood, Steuben, New York Died: 22 November 1912, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho Pioneer: 2 October 1847, Jedediah M. Grant Company (by wagon) Captain Hazen Kimball 3rd Ten…

HIOTT, John: An Overlooked Pioneer

HIOTT, John: An Overlooked Pioneer

Aug 16, 2020

John Hiott was one of those who came to Utah alone, without family members and never had children after arriving. Although only fragments of his life are found in records,…

BEESLEY, Ebenezer

Aug 26, 2022

This article originally appeared in Vol.50, No.1 (2003) of Pioneer Magazine. by Janet Peterson Ebenezer Beesley was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, on December 14, 1840, the fourth child of…

BURT, Ann Howells

Mar 19, 2019

This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Pioneer Magazine. by Sophy Valentine One day Ann Howells was sitting with her mama sewing.  There came to their house…

SAVAGE, David Leonard

SAVAGE, David Leonard

Feb 24, 2021

This article originally appeared in Vol.58 No.2 (2011) edition of Pioneer Magazine David Leonard Savage (1810-1886) David Leonard Savage was born in Johnston County of Leeds, Upper…


Jun 28, 2019

This article originally appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.3 by Ken Lott Born on June 17, 1812, in Llangan, South Wales, to Samuel Evans and Anne Hughes, Abel Evans…