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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

REES, Thomas: Poor Welch Immigrant

REES, Thomas: Poor Welch Immigrant

Jul 10, 2022

Thomas Rees, b 4 Jan, 1820, Pembroke, South Wales, md Rebecca Williams 8 Apr, 1841, d 8 Sept, 1892, Wayne County, Utah. This biography is a story of conversion and…

ROBERTS, Brigham Henry

ROBERTS, Brigham Henry

May 13, 2021

from History of Utah, Vol. 4, by Orson F. Whitney HONORABLE B. H. ROBERTS is a personage of more than ordinary interest, not only from his official prominence aud his…

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…

WOODRUFF, Wilford: A man with no guile

WOODRUFF, Wilford: A man with no guile

Oct 5, 2021

by Orson F Whitney, History of the Church, Vol. 4  Wilford the faithful—Wilford the beloved. In those two phrases are summed up the character, the career, and a portion of…

DAY, Elizabeth Jane Russell

Mar 13, 2019

[This article originally appeared in the Mar/Apr 1970 issue of Pioneer Magazine.] By Harold Jenson ELIZABETH JANE RUSSELL was born April 28, 1862, in Coventry, England, to Henry and Elizabeth…

THOMSON Jr., Moses

Jan 19, 2009

MOSES THOMSON, JR. Born: 5 Feb. 1834 Kincardine, Perth, Scotland Died: November 1856 on the Sweetwater River near Devil’s Gate (Possibly at Martin’s Cove) MARTIN HANDCART COMPANY – Age 22…