Pioneering and the Arts

Pioneering today can be easier with a song in our heart-a good song . . . . You can’t go wrong with a hymn. By Dr. Ray Barton, Jr. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of pioneer Magazine Early on, the Prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation (D&C 25) in which his […]

An Artistic Heritage

By Mary A. Johnson As patrons visit the pioneer Memorial Museum, we receive many comments about the paintings they see on the walls. There are scenes of Saints crossing the rivers, scenes of Saints arriving in the valley, scenes of early settlements and portraits of early Saints. “Winter Quarters” by

Speak Your Piece | 6: Season 1, Ep. 5 (Part 1): James D’Arc, Hollywood films made in Utah

James D’Arc, while in his early 20s as a BYU undergrad in the mid-1970s, convinced brigham young University to collect and document America’s film industry. Not just motion picture related to Utah or Mormonism–which they also collected–but nearly everything to document this culture making and reflecting industry. This includes original motion pictures, music scores, film […]

DEAN, Joseph Henry

by Harry A Dean Joseph H. was the oldest son of Joseph Dean and Catherine Knott, born in Taunton, Somerset, England, October 16,1855. Joseph Henry Dean married Sarah Arnold October 11, 1876, in the Endowment House before the Salt Lake temple was finished. He also married Florence Ridges in the Logan Temple June 11, 1885. […]

A Song of Wheels

This article originally appeared in Vol.55, No.1 (2008) of pioneer Magazine. by Margery S. Stewart The wagon wheels are high and white. They make a scarring in the snow. The way that wheels do, coming hard Behind the oxen, dark and slow. The wind, a winter Indian, stalks Past tattered canvas, tattered shawl. Crouched on […]

Speak Your Piece | All Episodes Delete Edit Season 1, Ep. 5 (Part 2): James D’Arc, Hollywood films made in Utah

James D’Arc, while in his early 20s as a BYU undergrad in the mid-1970s, convinced brigham young University to collect and document America’s film industry. Not just motion picture related to Utah or Mormonism–which they also collected–but nearly everything to document this culture making and reflecting industry. This includes original motion pictures, music scores, film […]

Tyme, a song by Cedar Breaks Band

Enjoy this video and original music by the cedar breaks band, with messaging and imagery connected to the handcart pioneers.  https://vimeo.com/237190671 Set yourself to see the past to help understand who you are and where the road you are on is taking you. is it the destination or the journey that you seek? the answers […]

Pioneer: 1970 Vol.17 No.6

Featuring: Historic Salt Lake Social Hall pony express Fights Communism What the Pilgrims had to be Thankful For The True Message of christmas Nauvoo, the Beautiful – Soon to become “Williamsburg of West” Colorful and Picturesque Places in Utah and Mountain West A Child’s pioneer Treasure housecleaning in Those Olden Times “Me Good Indian” mary […]

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.]

FERRELL, Maggie Anna: A life history

At Pueblo they laid over for a day and a half to wait for another train to come through the mountains. The mountains were so steep that the only way to get the trains up over them was to put one engine on front and the other on back (one to push and one to pull) up the steep hills and then to hold them back as they went down the steep grades. Maggie was very frightened of the mountains and very homesick. When they were on the high ridges where Maggie could look down into the canyons she was very sure that they would fall down into them. The high mountains did not look very beautiful to the little fifteen year old from the low rolling hills of the Bluegrass country of Kentucky, and Tennessee and Illinois. She was very thankful when they reached Salt Lake City and the long trip was over.

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