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Oregon Trail Again

You can play “The Oregon Trail” again! You might not know this, but I absolutely ADORE “The Oregon Trail” game. My version was back on amber computer monitors, remember them and the big change over from green? 470 more words

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Lessons From My Pioneer Ancestors

In honor of Pioneer Day (July 24 in Utah), I wanted to share a few thoughts about my pioneer ancestors, what I have learned from them, and what I have learned about the importance of record keeping. 1,496 more words


Winter Quarters in Omaha #PioneerDay

We didn’t plan on being in Omaha on the day before Pioneer Day. To be frank, the approach of July 24 doesn’t generally trigger anything in my mind. 808 more words


Pie in Ear Day

(Google Image)   This is a post which will find its way to PIE. So let’s cut to it.

Utah has a unique holiday in Pioneer Day which originated as a kind of Genesis to the state’s modern theocracy and food culture. 968 more words



Hey kids,

A few weeks ago, we stopped at the dam of our newest favorite reservoir. I had noticed the little info marker before but never took the time to read it. 75 more words

Life's Truths

Rediscovering the Legend of Tommy Kono, World's Greatest Weightlifter

By Ren Hsieh

If you’ve never heard of Tommy Kono, he probably wouldn’t have held it against you. Kono was a Japanese American man of humble origins, born in Sacramento, CA, who spent three years of his childhood in northern California’s Tule Lake internment camp. 664 more words


Frank Hart's Harangue

The photo was made to commemorate the Maple Tree Monument at the SW corner of Carrall and Water streets. The monument was created by prolific Vancouver sculptor, … 393 more words