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8 Great Mormon Pioneer MoviesBy Jonathan Decker

As Latter-day Saints we are grateful for our pioneer heritage. In commemoration I'd like to offer my recommendations for brilliantly bittersweet films portraying this oft-overlooked chapter in American history.

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