Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Museum Memories

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The ‘Trail of Hope’ took care of those who were oppressed

Unlike the Native American story called the “Trail of Tears,” a similar story about an oppressed people being driven from their homes is called the “Trail of Hope.”   Leaving everything in the hand of the Lord,...

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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Cluff recounts Johnson family history to local chapter of SUP

Carol Johnson Cluff has been a busy farm girl, from helping deliver 700 calves on the Johnson Family Ranch in Rush Valley to sharing her family history with the Settlement Canyon Chapter of the Sons of Utah...

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Elayne Pearson presents natural remedies used by pioneers

Elayne Pearson wove a tale of pre-drugstore days when Utah pioneers had to find and use natural remedies to overcome various sicknesses during the local Sons of Utah Pioneers’ meeting on Feb. 1. Those same remedies and...

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

New Pony Express Trail plaques to be displayed Saturday at museum

The local Sons of Utah Pioneers have been restoring and replacing six damaged or vandalized Pony Express Trail monuments from East Rush Valley to Burnt Station near Gold Hill since 2016. The Settlement Canyon Chapter of the...

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Account of Ajax Underground Store retold to history group

Janette Bunn presented the Sons of the Utah Pioneers group with the history of Tooele’s first department store, built in the 1800s as an underground store. The store was owned and managed by the Ajax family in...

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Shubert tells the history of the Barrick Mercur mine in the Oquirrhs

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Shubert tells the history of the Barrick Mercur mine in the Oquirrhs

Editor’s Note: Maureen Brandon is the author of Darrell Smith’s SUP column for September. Walt Shubert was the guest speaker at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers dinner meeting held at the Speirs Farm Sept. 7, 2017....

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Curtis educates SUP about the Brigham Young ‘Gardo home’

Editor’s note: This month, Joe Brandon wrote the Sons of the Utah Pioneers spotlight for our normal contributor, Darrell Smith. Sons of Utah Pioneers Settlement Canyon Chapter hosted Mark Curtis, local historian, during the August dinner meeting....

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

McConnell tells SUP be thankful for military, show love of country, flag

Harold (Hal) McConnell is the commandant of the Sgt. Rodney M. Davis detachment of the Utah Air National Guard, and has been a member of the Air National Guard from 1990 to the present. McConnell, a native...

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

New SUP president interprets local past of Native Americans, explorers

Names such as Hudspeth, Jedediah Smith, Bartleson, Bidwell, Freemont, Stansbury and Hastings left their imprint on the Grantsville area before names like Donner, Reed and the Mormon pioneers came to the area, said the president of a...

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Pay sisters share a grave marker miracle with local SUP Chapter

On Thursday, May 4, the Pay Sisters, sisters to Marjorie Pay Hinckley, the wife of deceased President Gordon B. Hinckley of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enthralled locals with pioneer stories. The sisters shared...

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