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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Days Of '47: The Day When Pioneers Are Cool

The Salt Lake Tribune has this interesting rundown of Pioneer Day celebrations in Salt Lake City and around the sate. (Pioneer Day, July 24, is a Utah holiday commemorating the arrival of pioneer settlers.)

In Salt Lake, festivities are refereed to as the Days of '47. The Trib reports: "The main event is the parade, of course, which organizers claim is the third largest in the nation, following the Pasadena Tournament of Roses the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. July 24, with the processional starting at South Temple and State Street and ending at Liberty Park."

ABC 4 also lists festivities: "The Days of '47 Rodeo is going on at the E Center in West Valley. The yearly event is consistently voted as one of the top rodeos in the country. This year's entertainment includes "Whiplash", a monkey that rides a sheep dog and herds sheep around the arena, and all the classic rodeo events from bull riding to wild cow milking."

The Standard-Examiner gives this list of events in northern Utah: Cowboys, clowns, cars on the move for Pioneer Days in Ogden.

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