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The Mormon Trail: A Photographic Exhibit
Salt Lake Valley
Painting by William Henry Jackson depicting the pioneers first view of the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
Orson Pratt's advance guard was some distance in front of the main body, trying to improve the trail. Pratt and Erastus Snow were the first to enter the Salt Lake Valley on July 21, 1847, and a larger group followed on July 22, 1847. Thomas Bullock caught his first full view of the valley on July 22 and shouted "hurra, hurra, hurra, there's my home at last."
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