Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Pioneer Prose

Cabins leave clues about prospectors who roamed the mountains

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Cabins leave clues about prospectors who roamed the mountains

Come take a walk with me back in time along a trail less traveled. Riding a remote trail a few years ago while gathering cattle, I came upon the tumbled remains of an old cabin. Built some...

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Early pioneers were intuitive in settling the area quickly

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Early pioneers were intuitive in settling the area quickly

Come take a walk with me back in time, along a trail less traveled. In the 1800s, pioneer settlers coming to what became Utah Territory discovered a dry desert environment with lakes in the surrounding mountains and...

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Remembering the pioneers’ passage into Salt Lake

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Remembering the pioneers’ passage into Salt Lake

Come take a walk with me back in time down a trail less traveled. There is much interest in Utah in the 24th of July: pioneer parades, museums open inviting the public to come view artifacts, and...

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Early immigrants worked hard, fought hard

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Early immigrants worked hard, fought hard

Come take a walk back in time with me along a trail less traveled. During the 1800s, settlement of the western American frontier was fraught with unrest and religious persecution, driving Mormon pioneers west to uncharted territory...

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Stories of the past sewn into pioneer quilts

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Stories of the past sewn into pioneer quilts

Come take a walk with me back in time along a trail less traveled. In pioneer days, much of the burden fell upon women in the companies. Much preparation was needed before leaving for the new frontier....

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Pioneer relics, journals give posterity a look at their past family members

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Pioneer relics, journals give posterity a look at their past family members

Come take a walk with me back in time, along a trail less traveled. We may discover a bridge that links the past with the present and is a prophesy of the future. Gathering relics might be...

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Pioneer nurses, doctors did best with what they had

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Pioneer nurses, doctors did best with what they had

Come take a walk back in time with me along a trail less traveled to pioneer times when doctors were few. Most large communities supported a doctor, although he sometimes had to consider his pay in eggs,...

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Old journals, letters tell stories of what pioneer life was like

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Old journals, letters tell stories of what pioneer life was like

Come take a walk with me back in time, along a trail less traveled. The written word is powerful beyond the passage of time, of which pioneer journals and diaries attest. During a timehonored past they record...

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Stories from pioneer journals tell of Christmas celebrations of old

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Stories from pioneer journals tell of Christmas celebrations of old

Come take a walk with me back in time, along a trail less traveled. Imagine what Christmas was like during pioneer days. In the early 1800s, people emigrating to what was later named Utah Territory arrived throughout...

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Thanksgiving was much different for pioneers

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Thanksgiving was much different for pioneers

Come take a walk with me back in time, down a trail less traveled. Pioneers who followed trails less traveled discovered their destiny alongside rivers and in the mouths of canyons of the West where they could...

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