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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

YORK, Aaron M.

YORK, Aaron M.

Mar 29, 2022

Submitted by Brad York Born: 27 August 1807, Bethel, Oxford, MaineDied 12 November 1881, Santaquin, Utah Aaron Mereon York (1807-1881) Aaron Mereon York (Sr.) was a convert of the Church.…

WATTIS, Mary Twinberrow

WATTIS, Mary Twinberrow

Oct 20, 2020

Mary’s Alter This article originally appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of Pioneer Magazine By Jay Greaves Burrup In 1842, at the age of 23, Mary Twinberrow Wattis Bennett converted…

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,…

WRIGHT: John Pannell

WRIGHT: John Pannell

Apr 20, 2022
John Pannell Wright(1805-1886) John Pannell Wright was born on 18 January 1805 in St. Swithins parish, Lincoln Lincolnshire, England to George Wright and Mary Pannell. He…

CHAPMAN, Julia Ann

Jun 9, 2022

Julia Ann Chapman was born on August 20, 1825, in Eugene, Vermilion County, Indiana, to Isaac Benjamin Chapman and Solona Brown Chapman. She married Isaac Lee and had three daughters:…

OLSEN, James Peter (Jens): An Honorable Pioneer

OLSEN, James Peter (Jens): An Honorable Pioneer

Aug 29, 2021
James Peter “Jens” Olsen James Peter Olsen was born in Viemose, Kalvehave, Praesto, Denmark, on the 14th of May 1841. His father was Rasmus Olsen and…

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