150 years ago today - Jul 24, 1862

[Brigham Young Discourse] I have been well pleased, yea, much delighted with the speeches we have heard today, and with the general display which has been made in commemoration of the entrance of the Pioneers into these valleys fifteen years ago. By the great number of children we see under fifteen years of age, born in these valleys, we can realize in a small degree the growth of this people in that short space of time. It is cheering, and forms a consideration of great promise to behold the rising generation in these Mountains, to see the glow of health and beauty upon their countenances, and the unsurpassed beauty and strength of their forms. Their eyes sparkle with intelligence and their frames are nerved with strength. I am proud of this people, I am proud of our holy religion, of our God, and of the principles of eternal life committed unto us....

[Source: The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009)]

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