The Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1877

Rae Gifford

In 1877, Utah’s Territorial Governor George W. Emery (1875-1880) declared that year’s Thanksgiving to be on November 29th. This proclamation highlights two prominent features of the early Thanksgiving celebrations.

Image of proclamation sent out with state seal in 1884

Happy Thanksgiving

Rae Gifford

We at the Utah State Archives are grateful for the public, administrative, and legislative support that allows us to fulfill our mission: to assist Utah’s government agencies in the efficient management of their records, preserve Utah’s governmental records of enduring value, and provide quality access to public information.

Holiday Closure: Thanksgiving

Gina Strack

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! The Research Center will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2012 for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume Friday, November 23, 2012.