Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pioneer Day in Utah


July 24th of each year Utahans celebrate PIONEER DAY started in 1847
when the Mormons finally arrived in the Salt Lake valley after being
driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois-their prophet Joseph Smith martyred. 
Utah wasn't a territory or even in the USA and offered refuge from 
persecution for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

3 comments:

Mare said...

I just saw a commercial for The Hill Cumorah[sp?] Pageant and thought of you!! I have seen it 3 times over the past 35 years and it is spectacular.

SandyCarlson said...

What a time! A reminder that there is a place for everybody. And what we can accomplish!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

we celebrated Pioneer Day by overland travel to Mentor Ohio to been up with Lew and Barbara Cramer who are on a family church history/bus tour.