ALLEY, George H.

It is not difficult, then, to see this young man fitting perfectly into the scene, when, on April 3, 1860, the riders of the Pony Express began their mad, daring dash between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. He was ideally equipped for this adventure. His career as a "Pony Rider" began when he signed in at the Salt Lake City Station located on the east side of Main Street between First and Second South Streets.

LDS Church History Tour

This presentation was made to the Murray Utah Chapter of the National Society of Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Transcript by Unknown Speaker 0:00 It’s all yours. Whatever you want I promise I’m not reading. But I do need now you can move it anywhere you walk. How does this work? Let’s see. Where […]

A Chronology of Important Events: July 1887

Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” The Salt Lake Democrat, an anti-Mormon newspaper published in Salt Lake City, succumbed for the want of support, after struggling for existence a little over two years. Friday, July 1st James Lloyd, of Farmington, Davis Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. […]

A Chronology of Important Events: June 1887

Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” The population of the Sandwich Islands organized and assumed control of the Hawaiian kingdom, discontinuing the Gibson ministry, etc. A number of people were killed by indians in Arizona. Russia was visited by an earthquake, in which many people lost their lives. Floods did […]

A Chronology of Important Events: May 1887

Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” MAY Monday, May 2 George Naylor who had served his term of imprisonment in the Utah Penitentiary for unlawful cohabitation was set at liberty. Miles Williams, of North Point, Salt Lake Co., was arrested, and the following day placed under $1,500 bonds and held under […]

Old Secret of Taming Horses

Undated clipping in files of the Alamo Library, Daughters of the Texas Revolution: A correspondent of the New York Express submits the following method of horse taming: For the oil of cumin the horse has an instinctive passion, and when the horse scents the odor he is instinctively drawn towards it. The oil of rhodium […]

On to Manti!

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 […]

CLARK, Joseph

Written by Daughter Hannah C. Pike My father, Joseph Clark, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, April 26, 1828. His Parents, Samuel and Rebecca Garner Clark, were sturdy pioneers. He was fortunate in being raised in a large family of children, his parents having thirteen sons and daughters. His early life was spent on a […]

GREEN, Robert Kenyon: Biography (1806-1884)

Winter in Ponca Camp
On July 1st, 1846 a ferry was completed to cross the Missouri River. On the western side, a place called ‘Cold Spring Camp’ was established on recommendation of Bishop George Miller. It was late in the year, and the Green family pioneers had been delayed by heavy rains. They waited for instructions to either press on to the Rocky Mountains or find a place to spend the winter. Companies organized by Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball at the Cold Springs Camp combined with Bishop Miller's Company and became the advance party for the church.


JOHN ALLEMAN and his family arrived in Nauvoo in 1838 from Pennsylvania with two wagons, ten horses and their household possessions. He bought farm land and built a brick home for his family. He assisted in building the Nauvoo Temple and served as a cavalryman in the Nauvoo Legion.

WOOLSEY, Thomas: Journal Entries

[On arriving at the South Fork of the Platte River, they decided to follow along the bank, and passed an old deserted Indian village. An east wind blasted their faces, and the temperature plummeted. They were forced to take shelter under the bank of the river, where they slept on the ice. The weather was so cold that six inches of the tail of one of their mules was frozen.]