The first company of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley at the end of July 1847, blazing — and sometimes quite literally building — the trail for thousands of pioneers to follow.
Many of the pioneers who came to Salt Lake recorded their first impressions of the area in journals and personal histories, noting (among other things) the "many great black crickets," "the Great Salt Lake glittering in the sun in the distance," the "many mosquitos," and the thick grass, beautiful streams, hot springs and serious lack of timber.
See the Salt Lake Valley through the eyes of the pioneers who entered it on July 24, 1847, as well as the pioneers who came before and followed after.
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