Days of ’47 Parade celebrates Americana, diversity and history in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — Though she doesn’t remember the exact year, Ora Hegerhorst said she’s been going to the Days of ’47 Parade since she was 5 or 6 years old.

Now in her 70s, Hegerhorst has attended the parade for over 60 years, calling it a tradition she’s preserved through her own family.

“I love coming to the parade,” she said, sitting along South Temple in a lawn chair between her husband, daughter and friends. “It’s been a family tradition (since) I was a little girl and after I got married we continued it.”

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