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A Pioneer Whose Story Stands Tall

On the campus of Southern Utah University stands a bright and cheerful tribute to one of the area’s honored pioneer settlers, Ellen (called Nellie) Pucell Unthank. When 9-year-old Nellie left her home in Tintwhistle, England, she could not have imagined the journey that would follow. As depicted by sculptor Jerry Anderson, childhood for Nellie was bright and filled with opportunity. What she would survive of her expedition at such a young age would secure her place in

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