Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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There are various Egan sites both in the U.S. and in Ireland that you may want to visit or just learn more about.

Ireland Birth CottageMormon Trail

This is a picture of the tiny, three-room, thatched roof “cottage” in which Howard was born and in which he lived with 12 other family members until he was 10 years old, when the family emigrated to Canada.

ClickHERE for a MAP and directions to Howard Egan’s birth cottage in The Meelahans, Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland.

Salt Lake City Egan SitesMormon Trail

Read about and/or visit 8 Egan-related SLC sites: the location where Howard Egan and the 1847 Pioneers camped; the location of his Pony Express office; Howard’s principal home; the Lion House that Howard helped guard; Brigham Young’s grave he protected; the graves of Howard Egan and family members; and the DUP Museum exhibiting personal belongings of Major Howard Egan and his family.

ClickHERE for a MAP and details about each of these Egan-related Salt Lake City sites.

Pony Express Sites

Howard was the Superintendent of the Pony Express line from Salt Lake City to Carson City. On April 7th, 1860, he was also the first pony express rider to bring mail into Salt Lake.

ClickHERE for a MAP and detailed directions, should you want to experience the trail that Howard and his sons rode.


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