Days of 47 Royalty Pageant (14-16 Apr 2011)

April 14-16 2011 LDS Conference Center Little Theater Salt Lake City, Utah Produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers The Days of 47 Royalty Pageant (Royalty Announced) The contestants who are descendants of pioneers who arrived in the Utah Territory between 1847 and May 1869 are pathfinders of today. They represent the high standards of modern-day pioneers with a love of their pioneer heritage and a vision of the difference young women can make in the world. All competitors are between the ages of 19-24. The Royalty will ride in The Days of 47 Parade, be in attendance at many functions such as The Days of 47 Rodeo and speak at numerous gatherings and events during the summer of 2011. They will be role models to all young women who hear their message as they represent the State of Utah The Days of 47 and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (read more)


Pioneer Days Royalty (1931-Present).

Includes "Covered Wagon Days" and "Days of '47 "(read more)


Rags and Paper Trivia

1851 - Deseret News suspended publication for three months, because of rags shortage. 1854 - A papermaking mill established on Temple Square, Salt Lake City. Rags were used to make paper. The result was a thick, gray paper that was often streaked with colors from the old shirts, pants, and dresses used to make it. (read more)


Stories from Your Museum 2010-2011

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Love! Love! Love!

There are many historical factors that explain how Valentine's Day began. As far back as the ancient times, the middle of February was a time of the year devoted to love and fertility for the Greeks and Romans.(read more)


ZCMI Chandelier

A unique chapter in Utah history came to an end in 1999 when America's first department store, ZCMI, ended its 130-year enterprise. Their original downtown Salt Lake store eventually became Macy's, and when their doors finally closed for good in 2006, Macy's offered the members of Daughters of Utah Pioneers a chance to own a piece of Utah history.(read more)