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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Over 100 inches of snow in a 24-hour period in Tooele

In observation of this writer’s first birthday on March 27, 1949, Mother Nature blessed Tooele Valley with over 100 inches of snow in a single 24-hour period. Seems impossible, but it’s true. Ned Bevan’s father, Burdette, reported...

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The past prepares us for the future

Paraphrasing Elder Melvin J. Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS church, Clint Uddy, Director of the Pioneers Trails Training Committee, helped members of the Tooele Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers,...

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Cluffs recall Onaqui, Shambip and Rush Valley

What do Onaqui, Shambip, Rush Valley, St. John and Clover have in common? According to John and Carol Cluff, they have been intermixed and shared different names for the same gorgeous geography we mostly nowdays call Rush...

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The road less traveled

History and wild country are two of Brent Hunt’s top hobbies. When officers of the Settlement Canyon Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers asked for volunteers, Hunt, who is also membership director of the chapter, quickly...

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Abe Lincoln — God’s humble instrument

Ron Andersen, publisher of several books about our 16th President, shared his opinion that the Civil War happened because the Lord needed to call this nation to repentance so that our sacred constitution could be finished and...

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Pine Canyon — silk capital of Utah

On Thursday, Sept. 1, Arlen and Glenda Shields, lifelong residents of Pine Canyon, Utah, informed the assembled crowd of the Settlement Canyon Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers some fascinating and little-known tidbits about our neighbors...

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Jessop makes Stansbury Range come alive

With daughter Alex handling the technical side of things, Jaromy Jessop, of the weekly local column “Outdoor Adventure,” guided members of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Settlement Canyon Chapter through the picturesque Stansbury Mountains. From the alpine...

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Tooele Pioneer Museum opens this weekend

The Conestoga wagon pictured with this article is only one of the many exhibits, collections, photos and memorabilia on display at the Tooele Pioneer Museum, which is set to open this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4...

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Tooele is a pretty little place

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is of hunting and fishing with my dad. The annual deer hunt was, of course, the highlight of the year, as Grandpa, Uncles, Dad and any cousins 12 years...

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Beauty is in the photo of the beholder

I just returned home from three weeks visiting my wife’s family in Northern Sweden. Between numerous rounds of amazing Swedish food, and the tastiest pastries in existence (and the 10 lbs weight gain that went with it) I...

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