From exploration reports of Parley P. Pratt, Brigham Young sent George A. Smith with about 120 men, 31 women, and 18 children as settlers from Salt Lake to settle Iron county, what they called The Little Salt Lake. This is known as the Iron Mission. Part of its purpose was to produce much-needed iron implements for the pioneer state.
The individuals chosen to go were those who possessed a wide variety trades necessary to sustain settlement of this region.
The Following documentary shows the stories of a few of the settlers and a portion of some interesting facts relating to the settlement.
Some story pages on some of these early settlers of Parowan