Utah celebrates Pioneer Day recognizing early settlers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People in Utah are gathering to celebrate the state’s history and recognize Mormon pioneers who trekked West in search of religious freedom.

Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday every July 24 that features parades, rodeos, fireworks and more.

It marks the date in 1847 when Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, many puling handcarts, ended their treacherous journey across the country from Illinois and discovered the Salt Lake Valley.


Events in Logan City

Events in North Logan City

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.