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.
Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” General Alexander W. Doniphan, favorably known in early Church history, died in Missouri. Four arrests were made in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co., on charges of unlawful cohabitation. The cowboys of Colorado made an attempt to raise an Indian war by tiring upon a small […]
This presentation was made to the Murray Utah Chapter of the National Society of Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Transcript by Otter.ai 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 MORE than half a century ago there appeared at the summit of one of the extreme western gorges of the Wasatch range, opposite the southern shores of the Great Salt Lake, a long, winding caravan of lumbering vehicles drawn by horses and oxen, whose […]
This article was originally published in pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.2 by Patrick Hearty, National Pony Express Association (NPEA), Utah By 1860, approximately half a million people lived west of the Rocky Mountains. America was still a young country, with plenty of room for big ideas and bold enterprise. In the East, a well-organized postal […]
Doc Middleton stole mules and horses from friends, neighbors and emigrants, but would turn around and give horses to poor stranded emigrants. A Robin Hood of sorts, but still ended up in jail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Don’t trifle with a woman’s affections, steal her cattle, horses or oxen. Don’t “steal” her daughter, her husband’s rifle or shoot her ranch hand. indians found a “defenseless” ranch wife was pretty good with a rifle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Stray horses caused problems between ranchers, but they usually came to a friendly agreement. Cowboys loved silver on their saddles, bridles, bits and spurs and were the first to give money to poor kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ned Christie, son of a Cherokee Chief, had money and education. He decided robbing banks, trains and stealing horses was a better vocation, until he met Heck Bruner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
From Skagway, this 45 mile trail to the Klondike witnessed the worst inhumane treatment of horses, mules and oxen. Over 3000 horses packed supplies and miners to Lake Bennett before being abandoned to die. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Cody’s Wild West Show gave audiences real life experiences, Indian battles, horse races, buffalo hunts and rodeo events. In Europe he attracted huge crowds including royalty, Visitors could walk among indians in their tipis, corrals of buffalo and horses and even visit with Cody and Annie Oakley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the 1790’s there were thousands of wild horses in the Southwest. Nolan traded with indians and drove herds to Eastern buyers. His final expedition ended with a bullet in his head from Spanish soldiers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
They used buffalo jumps, fire, deep snow and frozen rivers. With horses they were able to ride into the herd. Buffalo meant meat, robes, clothes, furniture, jewelry, artwork, cookware and bedding, nothing was wasted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
William Jones, a Welsh convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, acquired an old Model T Ford touring car that he had made into a truck by cutting off the back of it. He used it for chores around their farm in Almo, Idaho where they had emigrated and settled. The […]
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 […]
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.
[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.]
Raised in Gunnison, UT; Mid-wife for over fifty births; Husband left on a mission only one week after being married; worked in the Manti Temple to support husband; early day Wyoming Pioneer.