Pioneer day celebrates the arrival of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24 1847.
It is a state holiday in Utah. Several of the small towns in Arizona were settled and established by Mormon pioneers, and those towns celebrate as well.
|Snowflake Arizona Temple.|
Well that happened. Gunner and Mason, along with a couple of their cousins were on the trash can band float.
|Gunner White (in the black shirt)|
|The Angel Moroni|
The quilt display was amazing, the detail in some of the quilts would make you crazy trying to sew them.
At the end of the day there was a rodeo, all of the usual events were included, wild cow milking, ribbon catching, barrel racing, and they had a cash cow. All the kids 9-12 were invited into the arena and given some quick training, and then 3 calves with token attached to them were let out and the kids chased and the cows and collected the tokens that were on the cows, and turned in for cash.
The poor cows never had a chance.
|In the middle of the crowd are Mason, Gunner and Rigdon|
Rigdon in green and grey, center of picture. to the right and hiding
behind the boy in the blue shirt is Gunner
and next to him in the red and white stripes is Mason
And to end the night were the fire works.