July 24, A Day to Celebrate Pioneers Everywhere
Cause Related Marketing
JULY 24, 2013
Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. From July 24, 1847, when the vanguard party arrived, until the time when the rails were linked by the transcontinental railroad at Promotory Point Utah in 1869, about 70,000 people made the trek to Intermountain West. But unlike Nevada, California and Colorado, the settlement of Utah wasn’t motivated by gold or silver like the California Gold Rush or Leadville in Colorado or the Comstock in Nevada.