This week we get to celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July! This holiday is unique to Utah. It celebrates the day when the Latter-Day Saint Pioneers came through Emigration Canyon in 1847. These are the first people who made Utah a great place to live!
Traveling from the Eastern United States to the Western United States was not as easy as it is today. The pioneers had no cars, trains, or planes to take them. Instead, they walked with their families and carried their possessions in wagons and handcarts. Without their hard work, many of us would have never known the beautiful land of Utah!
Pioneers ate many delicious foods that gave them energy to build new cities in Utah. Consider remembering your Pioneer ancestors by making one of these meals from BackWoodsHome.com this week:
- Chuckwagon Beans
- Baked Pocket Yams
- Rice Cakes
- Brunswick Stew
- Hoe Cakes