Latter-day Saint Life

Remembering the Faith of Women Pioneers

For Pioneer Day, July 24th, we celebrate the Mormon Pioneers. They endured many trials on their journey, but they also grew in their faith. Historian Wallace Stegner wrote of the pioneers

“I [do not] doubt their frequent devotion and heorism in service [of their faith]. Especially their women. Their women were incredible.”

Pioneer women had to bear children and bury them. They cared for their families and traveled alone when their husbands joined the Mormon battalion. They pulled their children on handcarts in the freezing cold without shoes. Today, we show tribute to these incredible pioneer women by sharing their amazing stories of trials, faith, and miracles.

We’ve organized these stories into nine accessible sections. Select the principle you want to read more about, or scroll through to read all of them!

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