BOUNTIFUL – The author of more than 300 stories of pioneers and rescuers of the Willie, Martin, Hodgett and Hunt emigrating companies will be the guest speaker at the February dinner meeting of the Centerville chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.
Jolene Allphin, who wrote the book, “Tell My Story, Too,” that relates the stories of the handcart companies, will speak on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wight House, 95 N. Main, Bountiful. The public is invited. Cost is $12.50 per person. For reservations call 801-292-2634.
Allphin is the wife of Michael G. Allphin, the former president of the Layton Valley View Stake. As an outgrowth of a stake calling, Allphin published her book.
Through her research she developed a deep love for those people and considers them as friends, an SUP press release said.
She served as a historical advisor for the movies “Ephraim’s Rescue” and “!7 Miracles,” by T.C. Christensen. She also co-authored the book, “More Than Miracles.” She also has co-authored an art, story and history book with Andrew D. Olsen and artist Julie Rogers, “Follow Me to Zion: Stories from the Willie Handcart Pioneers.”
Alphin and her husband are the parents of 11 children.