On This Day in History — 24 July

Celebrating 'Pioneer Day'


24 July each year is a significant date for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It is the anniversary of the day Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, in present day Utah.

Read more about the Brigham Young Pioneer Company at history.lds.org.

Watch a short introductory video about Latter-day Saint history:

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