The Days of '47 Arrive in Salt Lake: Celebrating Utah’s History, Heritage & Genealogy


July 16, 2018. Salt Lake City – On July 24, 1847, Brigham Young and a group of Mormon pioneers pulling handcarts and driving wagons with oxen and horses entered the Great Salt Lake Valley. It was the conclusion of one of the greatest Western journeys and led to the founding of Salt Lake, Utah’s capital city. Those remarkable 1847 pioneers are