The Making of Utah’s Dixie

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 […]

SNOW, Erastus

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 […]

All the Corners of the Earth

[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 […]

CANNON, Angus Munn

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 […]

PRATT, Helaman

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 […]

EGAN, Howard

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 […]

TAYLOR, Allen: Captain

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.