Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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Egan Variety Show

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration
Egan Variety Show 
Evening, June 13, 2015

On Saturday evening, June 13th, more than 500 Egan descendants attended our final event, the Egan Variety Show, commemorating “The Many Lives Of Major Howard Egan.”

The show, highlighting Egan’s life adventures, was MC’d by comedian, James Arrington.
 

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Mormon Trail
Mormon TrailIt began with Irish musicians and two troupes of Irish Dancers.

Then sing-along Sailor songs.

To celebrate Howard’s rope-making ventures, we had a rope-making demonstration.

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Next, an Egan
Children’s Choir
sang Mormon and
Temple-Builder songs.

To commemorate Egan’s Bodyguard & Nursing experiences, James Arrington told the famous story: “Father’s Indian Doctor.”

To remember Howard’s 1847 Pioneer Trek, the Egan Children sang: “To Be a Pioneer” and “The Handcart Song.”

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Being a Mormon Battalion Envoy was remembered with a sing-along anthem.
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The Gold Rush Trading Post period featured the song “Buffalo Gals”
The Cattleman & Trail Blazer period was commemorated with a sing-along Cowboy Song: “Oh Susanna.”

And to celebrate Howard’s Pony Express period, “Pony Express Poetry,” written by David Rhodes, was read by his brother.

This was followed by Miner Songs, Indian stories, and children singing Missionary songs.
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The final number was a newly written, sing-along Egan Anthem, written by Elayne Allebest

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