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A photographic look back at the Days of '47 Parade, from 1864 to 2013 (75 items)

By Deseret News

July 23, 2014

The Days of '47 Parade — known previously as both Pioneer Days and Covered Wagon Days — was first held in 1849, and has continued since that time, celebrating the 1847 arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.

Using Deseret News archive photos, here's a photographic look back through the parade's history, starting in 1864 and moving through 2013.

Related: The ultimate Pioneer Day challenge: Test your knowledge of Utah's heritage

Related: See what the pioneers thought, felt as they first came to the Salt Lake Valley

Related: A photographic look at how Days of '47 floats have changed — or not — from 1897 to 2013

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1 of 75. 1864

This photo shows what is believed to be the 1864 Pioneer Day celebration. Part of the spectacle included a horse-drawn float carrying 24 young ladies dressed in white and attended by 24 young men on horseback. A band led the procession.

2 of 75. 1881

Horse-drawn floats move down the street in Salt Lake City as part of the annual Pioneer Day celebration in 1881.

3 of 75. 1889

This 1889 photo shows the traditional Pioneer Day parade down Main Street in Salt Lake City.

4 of 75. 1889

This 1889 photo shows the traditional Pioneer Day parade down Main Street in Salt Lake City.

5 of 75. 1897

A group of the original 1847 pioneers pose for a photograph during the 1897 Utah Pioneer Jubilee celebration.
1. MapleDon
Springville, UT,
July 24, 2014

I'm not going to waste my time clicking a new page to look at each picture. Nice frustrating gimmick that I and others aren't getting snookered into.

2. JSB
Sugar City, ID,
July 24, 2014

Sometimes I'm interested in the lists and photos Deseret News has and sometimes I'm not. If I'm interested, I look at it; if not, I don't. What in the world does this have to do with being snookered? Why are some people are so desperate to find something to complain about?