In 1820, Joseph Shissler and John Siers purchased the first one hundred and sixty acres of what was to become the 21 Ranch. Originally a squatter’s claim on the land of the Nez Perce Tribe, or Nimi'ipuu, the property now borders the reservation’s…

The Mills were built in the 1870s at a time in Utah’s history when the leaders of the Church were trying hard to keep Utah’s economy closed. Between 1847 and 1869, Utah had been a tightly-knit Mormon community where almost everything that was grown…

The original Provo Tabernacle, located in Provo Utah, was constructed and funded in 1856 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The building was dedicated in 1867 by LDS prophet John Taylor and subsequently used as a…

Wilhelm and Laura Knudsen immigrated to America in the 1850’s. Wilhelm was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and he joined the LDS Church in 1851 at the age of seventeen. In 1852 he traveled to America and crossed the plains with the Eli B. Kelsey Company,…