What don't you know about Pioneer Day?

You can wake up early Pioneer Day morning, run a marathon, watch a Days of '47 parade, follow that with a rodeo, enter a pie-eating contest, create pioneer crafts and take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

But you still wouldn't know everything there is to know about the holiday that commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley (though you'd be nauseated, exhausted and probably collapse into the nearest handcart).

To find out more about the history behind the holiday, The Salt Lake Tribune spoke with Paul Reeve, associate history professor at the University of Utah. He shared some lesser-known facts about events commemorated by this uniquely Utah holiday.

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