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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200th Egan Celebration Archive

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200th Jubilee Celebration of Major Egan’s Birth BYU’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and the Sons of Utah Pioneers joined the Major Howard Egan Family Foundation in co-sponsoring the 200th Jubilee Celebration of the birth of Major Howard Egan. This three-day event, held on June 11th, 12th and 13th of 2015, consisted of an […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Pony Express Trip  June 11, 2015 The Egan 200th Jubilee festivities began on Thursday, June 11th 2015, with an ALL-DAY PONY EXPRESS TRIP to celebrate the Pony Express segment of Major Howard Egan’s life. Howard was not only the Superintendent of the Pony Express line, from Salt Lake City to […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Mormon Trail Walk  June 12, 2015 Friday morning provided descendants with another Egan experience – a three hour hike on the Mormon Trail – the authentic Pioneer Trail that Howard Egan traveled at least seven times. Howard’s first crossing was with Brigham Young’s 1847 vanguard Company. This trek, from Iowa’s Winters […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Tour of SLC Egan Sites  June 12, 2015 Friday afternoon descendants took self-guided tours of Egan-related sites in Salt Lake City.                 Pioneer Camp Grounds One of the stops was the first pioneer campsite in the valley, located on the block now occupied […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Exhibit of Egan Artifacts  June 12, 2015 As part of the Egan Symposium there was an accompanying Exhibit of Egan Artifacts. Major Howard Egan One Artifact Exhibit featured Howard and his life experiences. It contained various letters between Howard and Tamson, and two tickets he received to the dedication of […]

Howard Egan’s 200thJubilee Celebration Howard Egan Symposium  June 12, 2015 On Friday evening, June 12th 2015, nearly 450 Egan descendants attended one of our key events — the Howard Egan Symposium, held at SLC’s Viridian Events Center. Four terrific historians gave presentations about “The Life and Times of Major Howard Egan,” and amazing musicians played […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Egan Family Day  Daytime, June 13, 2015 Saturday, June 13th, was spent celebrating Howard Egan’s life. There couldn’t have been a more perfect venue than the This Is The Place Heritage Park. It was as if the park was specifically created to commemorate his various life experiences Daytime allowed families […]

Howard Egan’s 200th Jubilee Celebration Egan Family Party  Evening, June 13, 2015 At 6:00 pm the This Is The Place Heritage Park closed to the public, and the Egan Family Party began. It included a catered Dinner; fun Mixers to help descendants get to know each other; and Egan Activities, including Irish dancing lessons. Here […]

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.   It began with Irish musicians […]


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