How early Mormons shaped Utah

Mitt Romney's run for president has drawn new attention to Mormonism, but if you really want to learn about the church and its roots in Utah, the Romney you may want to talk to is the candidate’s distant cousin Clive.

Clive Romney (he and the Republican nominee share a great-grandfather, Miles Park Romney) is a passionate promoter of Mormon and Utah pioneer history. As the executive director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, Clive Romney writes and produces songs and stories about Utah history and the Mormon faith and helps lead tours that show how early Mormons shaped the state.

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