This article originally appeared in Vol.54, No.4 (2007) of Pioneer Magazine. by Ann Leavitt Winter, 1870. brigham young was comfortable in the mild St. George climate, but he was restless. For almost 20 years, he had struggled to build the Salt Lake Temple. Progress was slow and there had been many setbacks. He was ailing, […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
This article originally appeared in Vol.54, No.4 (2007) of Pioneer Magazine. by Vicki Jo Anderson On at least two different occasions President wilford woodruff spoke publicly about the appearance of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in the St. George Temple: at general conference, September 16, 1877, a second time on April 10, 1898. […]
This story is told by Edith Alice Hinton Gibson and Wilhelmina B. Hinton. They were respectively John Nock’s daughter and daughter-in-law, and had 1st hand knowledge of him. This short history is located in the Archives and Special Collections area of the library at Utah State University in Logan, Cache, Utah.
The Angel of Death shall Lay Waste maria jackson normington Parker by Wayne K. Hinton, Past National President of Sons of Utah Pioneers My grandmother Hintons grandmother was named Maria Jackson Normington Parker. She was my great, great Grandmother. Maria was a family name, Jackson her maiden name, Normington came from her first husband and […]
by Orson F Whitney, History of the Church, Vol. 4 Wilford the faithful—Wilford the beloved. In those two phrases are summed up the character, the career, and a portion of the reward of that great and good man, President Woodruff, one of the pioneer builders of the commonwealth, which he saw grow from an infantile […]
James Peter Olsen was born in Viemose, Kalvehave, Praesto, denmark, on the 14th of May 1841. His father was Rasmus Olsen and his mother was Ingeborg Hansen or Sorensen. James was called Jens for short. The family owned and lived on a beautiful estate, which was on high ground overlooking the ocean. In 1852 the family […]
After leaving Nauvoo, Latter-day Saints longed to have another temple. That dream was realized in St. George, where Saints built the oldest continuously operating temple in the Church.
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