day 338: pioneer coolness

We spent the day with my in-laws today, visiting Antelope Island out in the Great Salt Lake.  Out on this Island is the ranch of Fielding Garr, who entered the valley with the first wave of pioneers, and after a year in downtown SLC decided he needed his space.  Garr raised, and eventually took care of, cattle, out on the island.  His home is still standing, and is believed to be one of the oldest structures still standing Utah that was built by a white man.  This man was my husband's great-great-great grandfather, and he was a rock star.  And the trip out there and back was like being in a prehistoric time machine.

6 comments

misssrobin | July 25, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Very cool.

Dona | July 25, 2010 at 2:16 AM

I have always wanted to go there and I have yet to do it. Good way to celebrate pioneer day.

TechnoBabe | July 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

That is a clean lake. Must be the more people around a lake the dirtier it gets and the more contaminated it gets. Nice video.

Kristina P. | July 25, 2010 at 11:15 AM

I have never been out there. Did it smell at all?

LisAway | July 25, 2010 at 1:42 PM

How aweseome! What a neat heritage. And I had not idea they had rock stars in the 19th century! :)

Kazzy | July 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Techno- It is extremely salty, obviously, so only life-sustaining to some birds and brine shrimp.

KP- a bit of a smell, but not sulfery or anything like that.

Lisaway- Oh, there were. And he was!