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Happy Pioneer Day to our friends and relatives in Snowflake, Arizona! While Utah celebrates this day every July 24th, Snowflake celebrates their pioneer heritage on July 21st. Taken on this day in 1973, here is our Grandma Smith with her brother Marvin at the home where they were born, at the pioneer home of their Grandfather Jesse N. Smith. One of the founding pioneers of Snowflake, Jesse N. Smith was a frontiersman statesman, and church leader. His wife, our 2nd Great Grandma Ellen Larson, was no slouch herself. A Gold Star Mother, midwife, baker, and milliner, she was a fine example of strength and fortitude to her family.

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