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The Cotton Mission Chapter supports in general and specific ways the purpose of the National Society by early and modern pioneers, both young and old, for their faith in God, devotion to family, loyalty to church and country, hard work, service to others, courage in adversity, personal integrity and unyielding determination.

History and Goals of Cotton Mission Chapter

The Cotton Mission Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers, was named to honor the first pioneers to come to Washington County. They were called by President Brigham Young to come to what is now Washington City to raise cotton. They were mostly Saints who originally were from the South where they had raised cotton. It was called "The Cotton Mission" by the LDS Church, and the Saints built a cotton mill in Washington City. When the Sons of Utah Pioneers established a Chapter in St. George sponsored by the Hurricane Chapter in the mid 1980's, they felt it should be named after those first gallant pioneers. The Newly formed chapter did not survive. In 1990 the Cotton Mission Chapter was re-established, and they retained the original name. It has grown steadily ever since.

The Cotton Mission Chapter supports in general and specific ways the purpose of the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers which is to "honor and preserve the principles for which the Pioneers stood. It honors early Pioneers and modern Pioneers, both young and old, for their faith in God, devotion to family, loyalty to Church and Country, hard work, service to others, courage in adversity, personal integrity and unyielding determination." Some activities which support these goals are Scholarships, Dinner Meetings, Essay Contests, Treks to historic sites, Memorializing pioneers, and special service projects such as the monument at the Pine Valley Chapel. We are proud to carry on the tradition of recognizing the "Cotton Mission."

 

 

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