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Deseret News - Report on 24th of July celebrations in Grantsville by William Jefferies

Vol 14 Issue 44 Page 346

THE TWENTY-FOURTH IN THE SETTLEMENTS.

GRANTSVILLE.

Three salutes of twelve guns each at daylight, accompanied by martial music, introduced the celebration. A procession was formed about 8 a.m., under the direction of Marshal A. L. Hale, which exhibited in its march sundry banners, mottoes, agricultural and other products. It halted at the site for our new meeting-house; the choir sang, and the southeast corner-stone of that structure was laid, Pres. Clark offering the dedication prayer.

About 10 a.m. the Bowery was occupied, and about two hours were spent very agreeably therein, in listening to the choir, the string band, the martial band, the toasts, and the interesting speakers of the day. The spirit of God cheered the hearts and shone in the countenances of those present, and they remembered with grateful and pleasurable feelings, the travels and toils, the deprivations and achievements of the ever-to-be-remembered Pioneers of '47.

Dancing closed the proceedings, and a gratified people returned to their homes.

WM. JEFFERIES, Reporter.

Image appears courtesy, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602.

Deseret News - Report on 24th of July celebrations in Grantsville by William Jefferies

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