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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

WHITNEY, Samuel A.

WHITNEY, Samuel A.

Sep 7, 2020

Submitted by Bill Morgan, Timpanogos Chapter of SUP, American Fork, UT Date of Birth 11/10/1840 Place of Birth Palmyra, Warren, Ohio Date of Death 03/16/1923 Place of Death Millville, Cache,…

ALSON, Thomas

ALSON, Thomas

Oct 28, 2020

Thomas Alston & Mary Ellen Holt The life story of Thomas Alston and Mary Ellen Holt Alston, their progenitors and their family after them is of interest and should be…

ATKIN, Thomas

ATKIN, Thomas

Dec 30, 2020

Thomas Atkin was born February 10, 1804 at Legsby, Lincolnshire, England. He was the eighth child of ten born to John and Mary Ashley Atkin. All ten children lived to…

STAINES, William C.: Original Pioneer

STAINES, William C.: Original Pioneer

Jun 8, 2021

Another of the original immigrants to Sail Lake valley was William C. Staines, for many years the emigration agent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was…

ALLEN, Joseph Stewart: Blessings For Those Who Serve

ALLEN, Joseph Stewart: Blessings For Those Who Serve

Jun 27, 2022

Joseph Stewart (Steward) Allen was born June 25, 1806, in White Town, Oneida (Cold Rain) New York. As a man, he was small in stature—about 5′ 8″ with a blonde…

SHIPP, Ellis Reynolds

SHIPP, Ellis Reynolds

Feb 10, 2021

Mother & Doctor This article originally appeared in the May-June 1970 issue of Pioneer Magazine. by Elon Hanson  Ellis Reynolds Shipp (1847-1939) Ellis Reynolds Shipp knew…

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