BARLOW, Oswald: History of a St. George Pioneer

Oswald Barlow was a member of Utah's first Martial Band, directed by Professor Thomas. Not only did he play the fife and drum, but he was also an expert dancer. So, in 1859, Oswald opened up his own school of dance. Many of the Saints were glad to receive instruction from him, and cultural arts were strongly encouraged by Brigham Young. In fact, several of Brigham's daughters were among the first pupils at his school. Oswald also had a splendid bass voice and was a good entertainer; therefore, many people loved to hear him sing.

Building the St George Temple

brigham young witnessed the Saints having to leave behind multiple temples all through the early years of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ history. Most painfully, Brigham Young led the Saints out of Nauvoo in 1846, abandoning the Nauvoo temple that they had spent so much time and expense erecting over the preceding […]

The Honeymoon Trail

This article originally appeared in Vol.54, No.4 (2007) of Pioneer Magazine. by Kenneth Mays The story of arizona’s “honeymoon trail” is attributed to the hundreds of Latter-day Saints who followed it between 1877-1927 from areas of Arizona to be married in the St. George Temple. The trail ran through the desert, “winding through steep canyons, […]