Remembering Pioneer Days Past

Remembering Pioneer Days Past


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(Undated-AP) -- It's Pioneer Day in Utah, a time to remember those who trekked west to settle the state ...

On Pioneer Day back in 1935, the Millard County Chronicle reported a large crowd and a great celebration. A man named Harry Crane won the day's big horse race, and Delta beat Hinckley 14-to-seven in a baseball game.

It was 1907 in Manti and there weren't any Pioneer Day sports events, according to the Manti Messenger. But some surviving pioneers were treated to an automobile ride around town.

There weren't any parades or outdoor observances in Manti that year either -- aside for the early morning sounds of what the paper called "self-appointed dynamite squads."

The clips from these historic newspapers -- and many others from throughout the years in Utah -- can be found on an archive Web site run by the University of Utah.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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