Pioneers 1847–Today

On April 16, 1847, a group of 148 Latter-day Saints in 72 wagons left Nebraska and began the 1,031-mile journey to the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley between the 21st and 24th of July 1847.

In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints from around the world would leave their homes and follow the same route to the Salt Lake Valley.

Today, Latter-day Saints everywhere continue this pioneering legacy in their own countries as the gospel of Jesus Christ spreads throughout the world.

The resources on this page provide a glimpse into the lives of these Latter-day Saint Pioneers of both yesterday and today.

Church History