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Another Pioneer Day is here!
As always, it is a time to reflect on Utah’s incredibly rich heritage. A host of traditional events provide opportunity to commemorate and celebrate one of the most remarkable mass migrations in world history.
The settlement of Utah and the Intermountain Region, indeed, is an epochal story worth remembering and retelling.
Yet, as Utahns reflect on the past, it behooves them to look to the future.
Utah is changing, dramatically!
It is changing numerically. Official projections place the state’s population in 2020 at 3.4 million, almost a million more people than are here today.
And, it is changing demographically. Immigrants, especially from Latin America and Asia will continue to transform Utah’s culture in unimaginable ways.
Skeptics may view the changes as overwhelming obstacles that will bring insurmountable problems. However, KSL prefers to adopt the view of those who pioneered this region with optimism. They saw an opportunity to make an arid and forsaken desert literally “blossom as a rose.” They “put their shoulder to the wheel” and began to establish what we enjoy today.
In KSL’s view, similar vision for planning and accommodation, coupled with hard work and an untiring commitment to moving steadily forward will allow the changes ahead to be positive and enduring.