Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is the Place

Today we remember the pioneers who settled the Salt Lake City, Utah, valley and eventually all of Utah. July 24 is Pioneer Day in Utah and is as celebrated by Utahns as is the fourth of July. Below is a link to The Library of Congress sharing a brief history of the day, as well as photos of the Salt Lake valley in its early days.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul24.html

Fourth installment of Founding America: A Timeline:

1769 In continued protests against the Townshend duties, colonists organize another boycott of British imports.

1 comment:

bertnburb said...

If I still lived in Utah, I would have had the day off. Oh how I miss Utah, every year, on July 24th. :)

Burb