Pioneer Day http://kuer.org en New Pioneer Mortality Rates Put Trek Deaths in Perspective http://kuer.org/post/new-pioneer-mortality-rates-put-trek-deaths-perspective <p class="p1">Every year on Pioneer Day, we hear about the hardships and sacrifices made by Utah’s early Mormon settlers. But a new study from Brigham Young University shows most of those who made the trek arrived in good shape.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Statistics professor Dennis </span>Tolley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wanted his students to work on an actuarial problem, like an insurance company calculating its rates. So he turned to a database compiled by the LDS church on Utah’s pioneer handcart companies and wagon trains.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:43:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 49689 at http://kuer.org New Pioneer Mortality Rates Put Trek Deaths in Perspective New Tools for Looking Up Pioneer Ancestors http://kuer.org/post/new-tools-looking-pioneer-ancestors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Descendants of Utah’s Mormon pioneers have a new way to connect with the stories of their ancestors’ adventures on the trek to Utah. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:31 +0000 Dan Bammes 49632 at http://kuer.org New Tools for Looking Up Pioneer Ancestors Days of '47 Again Rejects Mormons Building Bridges Entry http://kuer.org/post/days-47-again-rejects-mormons-building-bridges-entry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.daysof47.com/" target="_blank">Days of ’47</a> parade has once again turned down a request to allow the group Mormons Building Bridges to participate in the annual event on Pioneer Day.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:44:19 +0000 Dan Bammes 47634 at http://kuer.org Days of '47 Again Rejects Mormons Building Bridges Entry Pioneer Day: Stripling Warriors http://kuer.org/post/pioneer-day-stripling-warriors <p>The Bountiful Handcart Days parade included more than the standard handcarts and covered wagons this year. More than two thousand young men recreated a story from the Book of Mormon.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:29:56 +0000 Dan Bammes 15380 at http://kuer.org Pioneer Day: Stripling Warriors