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Pioneer Day: 5K & Parade

Today I experienced a holiday unique to Utah, Pioneer Day. This day originated in 1847 when the first Mormon pioneers discovered Utah. It is celebrated every year on July 24th. Non-Mormons have a slightly different take on the holiday. They call it Pie and Beer Day.

For me, instead of exploring and discovering new lands like a pioneer, I had to be a photojournalist and take pictures. I covered the Deseret News Classic 5K and The Days of ’47 Parade. Though exhausted, I enjoyed myself and thought I would share some pictures from the events of the day.

If you would like to see more coverage from Pioneer Day, go to and look at the other events that were covered by the amazing photog staff at the Dnews.