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A Strong Woman

A Strong Woman Sometimes it is well to be reminded just how hard some people have had it for the Gospel’s sake. October 23, 1856, William James was asked to help bury the dead that morning before beginning the ascent … Continue reading

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Joseph B Elder Man of Action

Joseph B. Elder: Man of Action Joseph Elder joined the Latter-day Saints in 1855—the only member of his family to do so. The following year he was a student at McKendry College in Lebanon, Illinois when he felt impressed to … Continue reading

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Sam and Amanda Chambers

Samuel and Amanda Chambers April 27, 1870, Samuel and Amanda Chambers arrived in Salt Lake City. They quickly found a home and Samuel began working at a sawmill in Big Cottonwood Canyon. They were taken in by the saints and … Continue reading

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Caleb Baldwin Noble Friend

Caleb Baldwin: Bold Friend Caleb was born September 2, 1791, in Nobletown, New York. As he matured he was quiet and soft-spoken except when speaking in defense of his friends and then he was known to have a “fiery tongue.” … Continue reading

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John Stucki

    John Stucki and the Piece of Meat If you can imagine, nearly all of our pioneer fathers walked across the plains. Very few rode in a wagon. It would have been difficult enough to walk over a thousand … Continue reading

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Mina

Marie Wilhemina Krause Madsen When we talk about pioneers I frequently hear people speak of the toughness of a people who could endure such physical demands, and that is true, but there is another dimension to that toughness that is … Continue reading

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Tree of Life

  The Tree of Life There were two trees in the Garden of Eden – “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,” and “The Tree of Life.” After partaking of the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve were cast out … Continue reading

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      William Ashton: Continue On When stories are told of the Martin Handcart Company, of their sufferings and sacrifice; of their rescue and struggle, the story of this one family surely needs to be remembered. William and Sarah … Continue reading

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Christmas: Alvin Smith

Christmas: Alvin Smith It was just before Christmas, 1835. Joseph went to a scheduled debate at the home of his brother, William. During the course of the evening’s events things got a little heated between the participants. Joseph commented that … Continue reading

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Christmas, Come Unto Me

Christmas-Come Unto Me The most important, most joyful, and most holy of all feasts among the Jews was the Feast of the Tabernacles. It was an 8 day celebration held in the late autumn that marked the end of the … Continue reading

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