Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

July 23, 1997

Location: Salt Lake Valley (the right place), Utah - The end destination for the trek across the plains.

Summary: Popsicles and lemonade

Journal entry: Dear people of the world
Today we went from This is the Place into the city of Salt Lake to the city building. Not alot of people like yesterday were out. We were happy because we got popsicles and lemonade.

My dad got to speak at the party it was a celebration for the city too. The cake was huge it was about 6' By 10' It had mountains trees the temple it was like a whole little city.

I went down to main street for a big party it was fun being with my friends for the last time. We had motorcycle policemen lead us down the streets. I stayed with my friends Zac in his truck.

So this is Dan in an old ballfield across the street from the fairgrounds in SLC Utah