Matt Grow is the managing director of the Church History Department. In today’s episode, Matt brings his perspective to George Q. Cannon’s return to Hawaii and the growing concern about Latter-day Saint youth in Cardston, Canada.
The first Latter-day Saint women to serve as full-time missionaries arrived in England in 1898. Matt McBride, a director in the Church History Department, and Lisa Olsen Tait, a historian and general editor of volume 3, discuss this
Amber Taylor, Kate Holbrook, and Lisa Olsen Tait are historians in the Church History Department who join us in today’s episode to discuss the state of Mutual Improvement Associations at the end of the nineteenth century.
Cherry Silver is co-editor of the Emmeline B. Wells diaries and Tiffany Bowles is the Associate Curator of Education in the Church History Musuem. In today’s episode Cherry and Tiffany join us to shed more light on the Political Manifesto
Latter-day Saints in Great Britain seek to withstand persecution led by a disaffected former member. In Utah, church leaders try to better understand practices relating to the sealing of families and how to appeal to its younger members.
While the Tabernacle Choir enjoys success the Chicago World Fair, there are big challenges facing the Church. Michael Hicks, an emeritus professor of Music at Brigham Young University, Jed Woodworth, managing historian of the Saints project joins us
Welcome back to the 3rd season of the Saints podcast. In this episode we introduce our hosts, James Perry and Shalyn Back and talk about Saints volume 3 with Church Historian and Recorder, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. about what readers can hear.
Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” APRIL Friday, April 1 Herriman, Salt Lake Co., was raided by U. S. deputy marshals; nearly every house in the village was searched, but no arrests were made. Saturday, April 2 Elder John A. Halvorsen, of the 4th Ward, Salt Lake City, died. South […]
Submitted by David Smith Born: 26 March 1847, Manchester, Lancashire, England Died: 8 August 1919, Cedar City, Utah Originally published as “Active Useful Career Is Ended,” Iron County Record, 8 Aug 1919 Joseph T. Wilkinson, one of Cedar’s aged and most respected citizens, passed peacefully away at an early hour this morning. In his demise, […]
Submitted by La Mar Adams Born: 25 July 1810, Leeds canada Died: 26, April 1886, Snowflake, Arizona A Savage Indian Pioneer Story David Leonard Savage was born July 25, 1810, in Leeds, Canada, converted to the Church there, eventually went to Nauvoo where he worked on the temple, and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley […]
Submitted by David Hinton Born: 29 Jan 1816, Branchville, Sussex, New Jersey Died: 26 January 1906, Deseret Utah Compiled by Lila B. Badger, a great-granddaughter Great-grandma, Lucinda Catherine Haggerty, and her twin sister Malinda were born 29 Jan 1816 in Branchville, Sussex, New Jersey. They were the 6th and 7th children born to John S. […]
Submitted by Cal Andreasen Born: Jan 21, 1875, Torslev, Hjorring co., denmark Died: Aug 28, 1961, Provo, Utah The Jens Christian Andreasen Family Immigrated America, 1889-1891 DANISH ANCESTORS I think I should tell a little about my husband’s (Axel’s) people before I venture too far into our lives together. In a faraway beautiful country of […]
Submitted by Brad York Born: 27 August 1807, Bethel, Oxford, Maine Died 12 November 1881, Santaquin, Utah Aaron Mereon York (Sr.) was a convert of the Church. He was taught by two of the early missionaries of the Church, Daniel Bean and John F. Boynton who was to become a member of the First Quorum […]
Born: 16 April 1815, Warren, Kentucky, United States Died: 21 August 1883, Lander, Freemont, Wyoming SUMMARY For over a year, I have been studying the life of the “infamous” William Adams “Wild Bill” Hickman. He is my GGG Grandfather through my mother’s line. Throughout my life, I was fascinated, but somewhat embarrassed, to be descended […]
Submitted by David Smith Born: 26 January 1839, Lionville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Died: 8 Mar 1912, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States Originally published as “Eventful Life Closed,” Washington County News, 21 March 1912. bishop William A Bringhurst departed this life on Friday, March 8 1912 having presided over the Toquerville ward for more than […]
Date: November 15, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 13; 32 minutes long). To see the complete show notes (including “topics discussed in time,” and photographs) Click here for the Utah Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement version of this episode. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here to see all the […]
From the Saga of Sanpete, 1969 Prominent in the lore of the town of Ephraim in Sanpete County are the nick-names that people are called and became known by. Often they were better known among their associates by their nicknames than by their given names. These names could be humorous or might be based on […]
This article originally appeared in Vol.53, No.1 (2006) of Pioneer Magazine. by Richard W. Jackson On July 25, 1847, a Sunday, the Saints held their first worship services in the Salt Lake Valley with meetings in the morning and afternoon. By the following Wednesday, Brigham Young and the General Authorities in the party had located […]
Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” MARCH Tuesday, March 1 In the Third District Court, Edward Schoenfeld, Andrew W. Cooley, Wm. H. Tovcyand Thos. H. Morrison were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in the penitentiary, each, for unlawful cohabitation; Schoenfeld was fined $50 and costs of suit, and the other […]
by Norma S. Wanlass, Manti, Utah First Place, 1969 Historical Writing Contest Chief Walker and his Indians blamed “the Mormons” for the deep snow that first winter of 1849, and for the epidemic of Red Measles later on. What would they have done if they had seen us throwing those hundreds of dreadful, slithering rattlesnakes […]
This presentation was made at the November 2021 meeting of the salt lake pioneer chapter. john bagley gained his pilot’s license when he was 17 and purchased his first airplane at age 21. In 1974 John started Teton West Construction, specializing in constructing potato storage, warehouses and aircraft hangers. John has a love of WWII […]
Presented to the salt lake pioneer chapter, January 2022.
If government wants to know if there has been any Indian trouble here, let men be sent here to inquire; talk to the widows of Jens Larsen and David Jones, the widowed mothers of Thomas Jones and Nathan Stewart; visit the graves of the entire Given family; talk to the men who have rode night and day for hundreds of miles, trying to bring these marauders to Justice;
by Arlea H. Howell, Ephraim, Utah Second Place the 1969 Saga of the Sanpitch historical writing contest Our early pioneer people brought with them from their homes in the old country many strange beliefs and superstitions. I can remember my grandmother telling me as a child that the sure cure for warts was to cut […]
JACKSON, Richard Woolley: Architect
by Leah B. Lyman Manti, Utah Originally published in The Saga of the Sanpitch, First Place, 1969 Historical Writing Contest Azariah Tuttle stopped his wagon in front of Fort Utah. The barking of dogs announced their arrival but the team paid no attention. The unexcitable oxen relaxed and drooped their heads in sheer exhaustion. The […]
Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” FEBRUARY Apostle George Teasdale succeeded Daniel H. Wells in the Presidency of the European Mission. A disastrous earthquake occurred in Italy and France, causing much loss of life and property. Tuesday, Feb 1: Allen Hunsaker was arrested and shot at by deputy marshals, at […]
from Utah As It Is, by S.A. Kenner, published in 1904 While the object of the pioneers and those who came here soon after the first settlement was made was not the pursuit of wealth nor partaking in any sense of the nature of speculation, it still followed that transactions between man and man must […]
By Rickard D. Kirkham, AVP Pioneer stories Many of the early saints of the Church were good and faithful people who believed in God and the ministering of angels. It was not beyond their faith to have divine personages from beyond the veil come to them in their times of need, providing comfort support knowledge, […]
truman g madsen tells the story of the Kirtland temple, and how a number of Saints did what seemed to be impossible: To build a House of the Lord.