More than just one 'pioneer day'

Pioneer Day on July 24 is celebrated as when Brigham Young's company first arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847. But there are many other days that can be considered a "pioneer day" in other areas. In taking a look through the 2010 Church Almanac, here are some other notable dates in the 19th century pioneer history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

April 6, 1830: The "Church of Christ" was organized at the Peter Whitmer Sr. home in Fayette, N.Y.

January-Feburary 1831: The Saints began to move to Ohio after Joseph Smith received a revelation Dec. 30, 1830, where they were commanded to gather in Ohio. The first revelation given through the Prophet Joseph Smith in Kirtland, Ohio, was on Feb. 4, 1831 (see Doctrine and Covenants 41).

Summer 1831: A branch of the church in Colesville, N.Y., was asked to immigrate to Missouri and settle in Kaw Township.

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