pioneer Archive

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    We Are Pioneers

    As I was telling my Kindergartner earlier this month that we’re all pioneers in some way. Whenever we stand up for what we believe in or do something because we...
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    A Twist on “Pioneer Day”

    When it was announced that gays and lesbians would be allowed to marry in New York beginning on July 24, my first thought–as a lifelong Mormon–was, “Pioneer Day!”  While we’ve...
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    Letters to My Polygamist Ancestors

    By Dayna Patterson   Letters to My Polygamist Ancestors Dear Charles, What was it like to have three wives? It must have been confusing, especially since you chose women with...
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    Those who weren’t too busy, too judgmental, too self absorbed and too self-important to drop everything to help someone else are worthy of reenactment and emulation.
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    Mormons all over the U.S. (and elsewhere, perhaps) gathered yesterday to celebrate Pioneer Day–commemorating the entry of  Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake...