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Friday, July 16, 2010

Day of 47 Celebrations Are Underway In Salt Lake City

July 24 is a big holiday in Utah, marking the arrive of the first Anglo pioneers. The settlers arrived in 1847 and so the celebration in Salt Lake City is called the Days of '47. Over the years, it has grown to include events spread throughout July, culminating with a marathon, sunrise service and parade on the 24th.

A youth parade and youth festival will be held tomorrow (Saturday). The famous Days of '47 Rodeo begins on July 19 and runs through the 24th. Brother Brigham's Ball will be held on July 23rd. A Pioneer Heritage Festival will take place on July 23-24, and then the marathon and big parade will be held on July 24.

See the Days of '47 website for complete information about the celebration and associated events.


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