HISTORY of the Pioneer Jubilee, or even an enumeration of its many-attractive features and the agencies that contributed to its success, was not the end in view in the preparation of these volumes* All that is here attempted, aside from the presentation of the pioneer lists, is a brief description of the more prominent phases of the great festival, with passing mention of its projectors and promoters and others who helped to make the event notable.
The credit due the Commission, who planned and conducted the Jubilee, need not be dwelt upon. The perfect success of the vast and varied program, conceived by the genius and executed by the energy of these devoted workers and their aids, is their lasting monument and reward.
Among those not previously mentioned in this record who lent their talents to the carrying out of that program, were Hon. B. H. Roberts, Mr. R. C. Easton, Mrs. Viola Pratt Gillett, Madame Swenson, Professors Radcliffe, Bassett, Pedersen and Thomas, the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry Band, and the Ladies' Philomela Club of Denver.
Among spectacles, the Pageant of Progress, illustrating in chronological order Utah's growth and development during her first half century; the Children's Parade, participated in by ten thousand children from the district and sabbath schools of Salt Lake City and vicinity; the Illuminated Parade, or Great Salt Lake, Real and Fanciful; the Parade of the Counties, in which each county was represented by floats carrying natural and industrial products; and the Pioneer Parade, the crowning feature of the festival and probably the most extensive and diversified spectacle of its kind ever witnessed west of the Mississippi;�were all marvels in their way, as were other brilliant features, notably the gorgeous pyrotechnical display on Capitol Hill, with which, on the night of the 24th, the Jubilee "expired in a blaze of glory."