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July 24

posted Jul 24, 2014, 4:43 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 7:42 PM by Bobbi Thorpe ]

1832 On July 24, 1832, Capt. B. L. E. Bonneville lead the first wagon crossing of South Pass. http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/south-pass-first-wagons


1847 Pioneer Day (July 24) is observed in Mormon communities to retell the story of the Great Trek to Salt Lake Valley in 1847. July 24 is the day on which pioneers first reached what would become Salt Lake City.

1873 During the summer of 1873, Captain William A. Jones led an expedition from Fort Bridger into Northwestern Wyoming and the Yellowstone region. On July 24th, they "marched seventeen miles to a small tributary of the Stinking Water [now Shoshone River] which I have named Mee-tee-tsee - a Shoshonee name."