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A photographic look at how Days of '47 floats have changed (or not) from 1897 to 2013

Published: Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 p.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, July 21 2014 1:50 p.m. MDT

The Hunter 1st Ward 1976 float depicted the Tabernacle organ in the background with Brigham Young speaking from the pulpit.

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The streets of Salt Lake City are days away from being filled with horses, motorcycles, clowns and — most noticeably — fantastical floats created out of wood, foam and sparkles (among other things) at the annual Days of '47 Parade.

Here's a photographic look at how Days of '47 Parade floats have changed over time, starting with the 1897 parade and working forward:

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

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