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Provo plans activities to mark Pioneer Day

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The city will commemorate Pioneer Day Friday with several activities and a kickoff for Provo's upcoming sesquicentennial celebration.

The George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will open the Pioneer Village in North Park, 500 N. 500 West, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will be to see artifacts, hear folk songs and watch a blacksmith demonstration. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum just south of the village will be open.The park also will host an antique car show on Friday featuring vehicles made between 1902 and 1932.

At Fort Utah Park, 200 N. Geneva Road, the city's sesquicentennial committee will provide a free pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The Old-Time Fiddlers provide live music and the Order of the Arrow Native American dancers will perform. The committee will reveal the findings of a study to locate the original site of Fort Utah. It also will announce events for Provo's 150th birthday bash next year.