Every inch of America has had to be pioneered. There have been great pioneer movements, great leaders; but every nook and hamlet where homes now stand has had to be pioneered by somebody with faith and fortitude to endure the necessary hardships. The upper Portneuf Valley was pioneered by Ira Call and others of his kind. They gave their lives to it. Whatever its future may be, the marks of their hands will always be upon it for they firs broke the sod. Its prosperity will be their monument.