Happy Pioneer Day to Our Friends in Utah!
Pioneer Day is an official holiday celebrated on July 24 in Utah, with some celebrations in regions of surrounding states originally settled by Mormon Pioneers. It commemorates the arrival of Brigham Young, and the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847, where the Latter-day Saints settled after being forced from Nauvoo, Illinois, and other locations in the United States.
Parades, fireworks, rodeos, and other festivities help commemorate the event. Similar to July 4, most governmental offices, and many businesses are closed on Pioneer Day. At Wisdom Window, we believe in the pioneering spirit of entrepreneurs and celebrate our heritage!
Sylvester Henry Earl arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 with Brigham Young. He is our Marketing Director, Heidi Totten's great-great-grandfather!