A float created by Bountiful Heights Stake floats along Main Street at the July 23rd Handcart Days Parade. The float tells the little known story of the Miracle of the Quail. Pioneers were in dire straits in 1846 as they camped along the Mississippi River when a flock of quail flew in. The quail were reportedly so confused and tame that children could catch them. The quail were sent “like manna from heaven,” according to one report. The stake parade entry received the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Award at the Days of ’47 Parade the following morning in Salt Lake City. The Bountiful parade on Thursday included marching bands, a bagpipe band, community leaders, royalty, horses, businesses and, of course, handcarts. See more photos of Handcart Days, including the fireworks, a pioneer breakfast and the community park festivities on C1.
Photo by Louise R. Shaw|Davis Clipper