On July 22, 1847, 109 men, 3 women and 8 children arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Two days later, on July 24, Brigham Young and the rest of his company arrived. Among that first group were the following pioneers: …

The First Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley – Brigham Young Was Not One of Them Read more »

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EARLY LIFE In 1817, due to several years of crop failure, the Rockwell family sold their farm in Massachusetts and moved to upstate New York. They settled near the town of Palmyra about a mile away from the Joseph Smith …

Porter Rockwell – Bodyguard, Mountain Man, Pioneer, Friend Read more »

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