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Modern Pioneer Biographies

Brent C (B.C.) Moore

Brent MooreBorn: 1973

In May of 1997, Brent wrote:

"I am a 24 year old "pioneer boy" from Scottsdale, Arizona. I graduated in April from Brigham Young University with a degree in Biochemistry, and will be going to graduate school in the fall of 1997. I enjoy making new friends, science, hiking in the Utah and Arizona mountains, running marathons, classical music, hanging out with my buddies, and spending time with my family."

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Biography: My name is Brent, but for years my friends have called me "B.C.", and now I introduce myself as such. I lived in Arizona all my life until I went away to college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. During college, I took two years off to serve as a missionary for the LDS church in the Canary Islands. I became fluent in Spanish and gained a love for culture and for people in general. I returned to complete my degree in biochemistry, and now I am going to graduate school to continue my studies.

I have grown up hearing inspiring stories of how many of my ancestors crossed the plains as Mormon pioneers, some in wagons, and others in handcarts. My pioneer heritage has become a part of how I define myself and my family, and I naturally was interested in the 150th anniversary of the Mormon migration to Utah.

Some years ago I was riding home from work with my friend Mary, and she brought up the idea of going up to Utah in 1997 to pull handcarts on the actual Mormon trail with a group of youth. That discussion got me thinking, and I began to plot how I could make the entire journey. For a while, I planned on making my own handcart and tracing the Mormon trail with some buddies. Then I heard that there was a wagon train that was going to make the trek. I knew that I would join them. My family and friends thought I was crazy at first, but they have since been very supportive. That was only the beginning of a very interesting adventure.

Source: Miscellaneous personal histories This information has been gathered by various people interested in Utah history. These are unpublished biographies.