This article originally appeared in Vol.54, No.4 (2007) of Pioneer Magazine. by Ann Leavitt Winter, 1870. brigham young was comfortable in the mild St. George climate, but he was restless. For almost 20 years, he had struggled to build the Salt Lake Temple. Progress was slow and there had been many setbacks. He was ailing, […]
This article originally appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.3 by Lyman Hafen,Founding Editor of St. George Magazine, author of 10 books on Southern Utah history, and executive director of the Zion Natural History Association For centuries Southern Paiutes had summered in this high lush valley where water and game were abundant. But the pastoral […]
This article originally appeared in Vol.54, No.4 (2007) of Pioneer Magazine. by Colleen Whitley Given the persecutions and extremities the Latter-day Saints had suffered in Missouri, Illinois, and crossing what was then called “The Great American Desert,” it was only natural that they did not want to be dependent on “outsiders” anymore than was absolutely […]
by Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah Vol.4 The pioneer who shared with Orson Pratt the distinction of being the first among their famous band to enter Salt Lake valley was a prominent Elder and soon became an Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of all the distinguished characters surrounding brigham […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This article first appeared in Pioneer Magazine 2010, Vol.57 No.1 In the first years following the 1847 founding of a refuge in the West, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under inspired leadership, achieved a remarkable work. It began to conquer a desert, establish a core of settlements, gather thousands of refugees […]
This article originally appeared in History of Utah Vol.4 by Orson F. Whitney Prominent in various ways and in business a successful farmer and stock-raiser, Angus M. Cannon, President of the Salt Lake Stake of Zion, is given the right of precedence in this group of biographies. He has been a resident of Utah since […]
Christena Schow first heard the Gospel in her native land of denmark when Apostle erastus snow and Elder George P. Dykes, two of the first Latter-day Saint missionaries, visited that country. On 13 April 1851, she and her brothers were baptized by Elder Hans Peter Jensen. In 1853 they left their home and native land […]
The Ashbys were seaman and ship wrights until after the War of 1812. Nathaniel however, was apprenticed to a shoemaker at an early age to learn the shoemaking trade. He became expert in the making of fine shoes and started his own business.
The cotton mission Chapter met on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Holmstead Ranch (near Baker Reservoir in Washington County, UT) for the first time since the COVID pandemic outbreak. Steven E. Snow, recently retired/released as the Historian and Recorder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a presentation on his ancestor, Erastus […]
Submitted by Tony Tidwell, Great-Grandson, From Histories by Bertha Pratt and Janae Olson Helaman Pratt, was born May 31, 1846 at Mount Pisgah, Iowa, the oldest child of Parley P. Pratt and Mary Wood Pratt. The Pratt family spent the summer and winter of 1846-47 in winter quarters. In the summer of 1847 they left for […]
This article previously appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.2 Utah Pioneer with the pony express by Doran Baker, Utah Historical Society The end of days on Earth for howard egan came while he yet watched over his beloved prophet. From the window of a specially constructed guardhouse he periodically kept a lookout on brigham […]
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Allen’s company of 445 people was twice as large as any of the other four companies that traveled that year. Apparently, Allen had earned his reputation as an effective leader when he had led rescue teams and wagons back to Nauvoo to rescue stranded saints who could not go on by themselves. There were two groups of wagons and Allen’s group traveled twice as fast as the other.