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5 Fun Facts About July 19 In Utah History

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1. The first ever Pioneer Day parade was held on July 19, 1849, in Salt Lake City. The parade was organized to celebrate the arrival of the first group of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

2. On July 19, 1865, the First Transcontinental Telegraph was completed in Salt Lake City. This allowed rapid communication between the east and west coasts of the United States, which was an important development for commerce and industry.

3. In 1905, the body of notorious outlaw Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Ketchum was a member of the Wild Bunch gang and was famously executed by hanging in New Mexico the previous year.

4. July 19, 1916, is the date of the largest natural disaster in Utah history. A massive flash flood hit the town of Helper, causing significant damage and claiming the lives of 15 people.

5. On July 19, 1985, the first segment of the light rail system in Salt Lake City was opened to the public. The system, known as TRAX, has since expanded to multiple lines and has become an important part of Utah's transportation infrastructure.
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