100th anniversary of Mormons' arrival was party of the century
Hello and Thank you for this historical 1947, 24th of July, 100th Pioneer Day
Celebration. The photo's are a trip back into time, and so very interesting to
see how things were. What a wonderful celebration of a great people who came
into Utah and built up a wonderful state, filled with people who strive to live
their lives with honesty, integrity, and love for their neighbors. A state
filled with patriots, and citizens who recognize this great nation as an Ensign
for the world to come and see, and take home all that we have established with
our freedoms. May God continue to bless all of this great nation to remember
her God. And thank you Utah for never forgetting. Happy 24 of July Celebration
along with our wonderful 4 of July Celbration of independance. Thank you Again,
for this enjoyable article.
Your right, Utah would have been more spectacular than ever if the Mormon
pioneers would have made a swift turn to the right on BIG MOUNTAIN. Starting
with their leader.
If the pioneers had gone on past Utah, I can pretty much guarantee that Utah
would not be the great place that it is.
You people are too much for me tonight. This is good reading and you made my
evening cheery. The wagons are way cool.To, 7:21p.m...that was
really nice and thoughtful you...you ole' sour-puss.
I wonder if the parade this year will have a motorized covered wagon in it? Oh
yea, and don't forget the ox pasted on the side of the car. This would be so
neat and it would make the kids laugh.
I wish the folks in 1847 would have had motorized wagons; perhaps they would
have continued on to Oregon. Utah would be a much nicer place.
I think my Mormon ancestors would have appreciated having wagons with headlights
and taillights. I can just see them now, coming across the mountains all in a
roll and with plywood oxen attached.
I also find the covered wagons, put over cars, a real hoot. I'm a LDS person
who finds real humor in all this. I suppose those people back then (1947)
laughed just a bit over this too. Come on folks"-- it's pretty funny just to say
the least, and nothing to get upset over. LDS people can be a pretty funny bunch
of people now and then. I prefer the covered wagon cars of the clowns.
But now I am thrilled to be here where I can take my kids to parades and
fireworks almost throughout the entire month of July! Quit yer whinin' and enjoy
the shows! and the candy thrown, and the little town celebrations, and
everything else. When I lived in Virginia I attended the events
remembering the Civil War. I never agreed with the culture of the south, but I
could still appreciate their ardor for their history.
To vk,.. Usually floats are of a different sort and variety, not one hundred and
one Conestoga wagons which are made out a vehicle car, and running down main
street with a paper steer glued to them.
WOW, we got a grumpy old Mormon on here who can't find the humor in the funny
wagon train cars. Lighten up man.
Oh, for heavens sake we are talking about a parade. A parade has floats,usually
floats are vehicles decorated for the theme of the parade. Relax people.Celebrate July 24th as a great day. A lot of people sacrificed everything to
come to the west. Best to look for the good rather than dwell on ones negative
feelings. Just think of the celebration as your birthday party. BE HAPPY!!
Laugh out loud, and i'm rolling around on the ground! You gotta be kidding me?
The pictures here on this post are the best yet! and they get a Grammy award for
too FUNNY! Those covered wagons are the most hilarious ever!!!! Thanks, Deseret
In 1947 the automobile was considered to be one of the blessed wonders of the
modern age, not a destructive scourge on the environment as the extremists want
us to see it now. Nothing at all unusual about blending the modern with the
primative as a way to show how far they had come.
It ruins your birthday? Can't you just enjoy your birthday because it's your
You are whining about something that happened almost 62 years ago. Did you even
read the article to realize these events and pictures come from 1947?
Motorized covered wagons??? That is not too pioneerish and its NOT FUNNY!.
ITS A SHAME I HAD TO BE BORN ON THE AWFUL DATE IN HISTORY. ITS RUIN MY SPECIAL
DAY FOR 54 YEARS.
I like the cardboard oxen pulling the covered-car-wagons.
For crying out loud!!! What on earth kind of Mormon wagons are those in the
first DN picture? LOL! You Mormons will try most anything to get some big
reaction and emotional laughter out of us nonmembers. Those are about the
funniest covered wagons that i have ever seen in my entire life.