240-page special issue of Pioneer, "The Heavens Are Opened," is now available

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The "Historic Trails" page has been updated. Use these resources to plan summer vacation trips to historic sites and trails.

A National Parks Service Auto Tour Map of the council bluff area

A National Parks Service Auto Tour Map of the council bluff area


Worth Noting: A Forgotten Poem from the S.U.P. Past

An interesting and heartfelt poem by Stanley A. Purrington appeared on the front of the first issue of Pioneer magazine in 1936. See the complete first issue on the Pioneer magazine page of this website.

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See what the excitement is all about! Click here to find out more about the full-color quarterly PIONEER Magazine. You will see pages from recent issues, and you can search an index to previous articles. To give a gift subscription or to order a subscription for yourself, go to the S.U.P. Store on this website.


Join the Sons of Utah Pioneers!

Banquet at the National Historical Symposium in Salt Lake City, May 2013

Banquet at the National Historical Symposium in Salt Lake City, May 2013

Membership in the National Society of The Sons of Utah Pioneers is open to men everywhere who admire the heritage and values of the early pioneers of Utah and the intermountain west. All are invited to join this 84-year old organization and take an active role in activities that honor these courageous and visionary men and women.

   It is not necessary to have pioneer ancestry to become a member of the      Sons of Utah Pioneers.

Members are encouraged to affiliate with a nearby chapter where they will enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded men. Chapter meetings usually include stimulating and informative speakers on historical subjects of interest. Other activities in chapters are group treks to historic places, establishing and maintaining historical monuments and markers, and supporting appropriate community events.

Many chapters also recognize pioneering elementary and high school students with awards and scholarships, and honor modern pioneers from their local communities.

There is a place for YOU in the Sons of Utah Pioneers organization. Find it and help us grow and keep the great Pioneer Heritage alive for generations to come. Click here for details.

FALL 2012 S.U.P. CLEAN-UP CREW

FALL 2012 S.U.P. CLEAN-UP CREW

Persons who live some distance from an organized chapter may be a member-at-large. Every member is welcome at all national events and at any chapter meeting where they may wish to visit.

All members receive the colorful print edition of the quarterly PIONEER Magazine, a high-quality historical publication of the SUP.

Many members make a lifetime commitment to the S.U.P. organization by becoming Life Members. See the S.U.P. Store for details of membership.

Note: Wives are encouraged to participate in national events along with their husbands, and most (but not all) chapters include wives in their monthly meetings.

Join the Sons of Utah Pioneers today!