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Saturday, September 28, 2002
National Public Lands Day
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Trekkers Mike Murphy and Charlotte Talley with friends.

Trekkers Mike Murphy and Charlotte Talley with friends.
Courtesy Stephen G. Maurer

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Planting the American Frontiers tree at This is The Place Heritage Park

Planting the American Frontiers tree at This is The Place Heritage Park
Courtesy Stephen G. Maurer, PLIA

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Governor Leavitt at National Public Lands Day in Salt Lake City

Governor Leavitt at National Public Lands Day in Salt Lake City
Courtesy Stephen G. Maurer, PLIA

Today is the big day! The two teams head from their final campground in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest into Salt Lake City for the grand National Public Lands Day blowout which celebrates the end of this Public Lands Journey.

The site for this huge celebration is This is the Place Heritage Park, where a monument marks the site where Brigham Young viewed the expanse of the Great Salt Lake valley and announced that this was the place the Latter Day Saints would build their new home. His words were prophetic, for the Latter Day Saints not only established what is now a sprawling city, but also settled all of Utah, much of Idaho, and parts of Nevada, Arizona, and Wyoming. The park also includes Old Deseret Village, where pioneer history comes alive with historic buildings, reenactments, and demonstrations. This late in the year, the buildings are closed, but the village can still be explored as a self-guided tour.

For a schedule of events, please click on our link below. To find out more about National Public Lands Day and get lists of activities in your area, click on the link for NEETF's National Public Lands Day site.
  American Frontiers National Public Lands Day event schedule--
  NEETF National Public Lands Day site--
for Saturday, September 28
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