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Elder D. Todd Christofferson was grand marshal of Utah’s 2023 Days of ’47 Parade in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 24 (Pioneer Day in Utah). Elder Christofferson was joined by his wife, Kathy.

Pioneer Day celebrates the Mormon pioneers who entered the valley in July 1847. Between 1847 and 1868, when the transcontinental railroad neared completion, some 60,000 to 70,000 Latter-day Saints migrated from the United States, Canada and Europe across the North American Great Plains to Utah and the surrounding regions.

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