Days Of ’47 Parade Commemorates Arrival Of Pioneers To Salt Lake Valley

Thousands of people lined the streets of Salt Lake City for the annual Pioneer Day parade Monday morning, with hundreds camping out overnight. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Daisy Blake

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 25, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Thousands of people lined the streets of Salt Lake City for the annual Pioneer Day parade Monday morning, after hundreds camped out overnight to reserve their spaces.

The Days of ’47 Parade commemorates the July 24, 1847 arrival of the first group of pioneers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who set foot in the Salt Lake Valley 169 years ago.

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The three-hour event began at 9 a.m. and wound its way through the streets of downtown. The parade started at South Temple and Main Street, went east to 200 East, south to 900 South, then east to Liberty Park at 600 East.

The downtown celebration continues through Monday evening with Salt Lake City’s annual Firework show at Herman Franks Park at 1371 S. 700 East near Liberty Park at 10 p.m.

 

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