Thanksgiving beginnings in Utah

Thanksgiving depicted in an LDS Sunday School Magazine
Ardis E. Parshall

Thanksgiving Day in Utah had a unique Mormon beginning, eventually splitting into two holidays.

Salt Lake's first Thanksgiving occurred on Thursday, August 10th, 1848 .....

Two years later, Brigham Young declared January 1st, 1852 "a day of praise & thanksgiving".....

Thirty-two years later .. Utah Territorial Governor Eli Murray issued a proclamation setting Thanksgiving Day in Utah to Thursday, November 27th ...

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