BYU professor highlights unsung stories from Utah’s rich pioneer history with Intermountain Histories website
Immigrant communities such as a Finnish settlement in Scofield and a Chinese community in Salt Lake City may not be as well-known or remembered but still play an important part of Utah’s history — a history rich with diverse stories of faith and perseverance.
A single bottle of tonic to cure diabetes, cancer, ulcers and dizziness. Raisins and currants for Christmas mince meat pies. Midwifery courses taught by a certified female doctor, $30 a term. A souvenir stone from the Hill Cumorah, “guaranteed genuine,” mailed from New York for 25 cents.
Lisa Valentine Clark, BYUradio host of “The Lisa Show,” delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on how her decades of improv work on the stage, TV and radio have taught her how to handle unexpected challenges in life and turn them into triumphs.