Governor's Proclamation Declaring 1993 as the Centennial Celebration Marking the One Hundredth Anniversary of Introducing the Bison to Antelope Island ("Bison-tennial").
Issued: February 15, 1993
A Proclamation Declaring 1993 as the Centennial Celebration Marking the One Hundredth Anniversary of Introducing the Bison to Antelope Island ("Bison-tennial").
WHEREAS, on February 15, 1893, twelve bison (four bulls, four cows, and four calves) were loaded on a stock boat at Farmington and boated to Antelope Island; and
WHEREAS, February 15, 1993, will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the bison being located on Antelope Island; and
WHEREAS, the American Bison represents a link with the pioneer heritage and the settling of the Great American West, and, in particular, the one hundred years in which the bison have been located on Antelope Island and, hence, a part of the history of the State of Utah and Davis County; and
NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the State of Utah do by this proclamation declare that 1993 shall be known within the State of Utah as
THE YEAR OF THE BISON
or "Bison-Tennial" in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of introducing the American Bison to Antelope Island in Davis County, Utah.
Michael O. Leavitt
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