First National Campus

Pioneer Courage Park

Installed in 2005 and 2009, Sculptors Blair Buswell of Highland, Utah, and Ed Fraughton of South Jordan, Utah, created Pioneer Courage with four pioneer families and their covered wagons departing westward from Omaha. Each wagon stands approximately 12' high and more than 40' long when the oxen, horses or mules are placed in their hitches. Individual characters range in height from 3' to 7 1/2'. This site also includes Blair Buswell's Wagon Master that stands at 11' tall and weighs approximately 2,000 pounds. The Wagon Master served as a crucial element to wagon trains, guiding their members west and looking after the families and their supplies. Ed Fraughton's Hunter Group portrays the constant need to provide additional nourishment and supplement the families' meals with meat.