Salt Lake City was not the first choice to be the capital city of the Deseret territory. That honor went to Fillmore, Utah. We explain the switch… Produced by SLCtv.
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 […]
1857-1858 This article originally appeared in Vol.65, No.3 (2018) of Pioneer Magazine. by Thomas G. Alexander On December 8,1857, President james buchanan1 sent his first State of the Union address to Congress. In it, he explained why the previous May he had discharged nearly all the federal appointees in Utah Territory and ordered their replacements, […]
From Whitney’s History of Utah, Vol. 4 THE name of this noted man—Apostle and Pioneer—is inseparably interwoven with the early history of Utah and other parts of the West. An industrious colonizer, an eloquent orator, and a leader of more than ordinary ability, he was with the Mormon Church and people from the days of […]
As the Saints arrived in Utah, an immediate challenge was to find places for expected immigrants to live. For survival, pioneer settlements needed to be located in areas that possessed the right combination of water, fertile soil, nearby timber, grazing and a suitable climate to mature crops. In 1849 Parley P. Pratt was assigned to […]
This article originally appeared in the July/Aug 1990 issue of Pioneer Magazine by McCoy McMurray There are those who live and die in notoriety. Some constantly walk amidst applause and accolades. But for most of our progenitors, not so. As far as the world is concerned, their walk was in obscurity. Their births, their deaths […]