American West Heritage Center offers variety of Pioneer Day activities

You are invited to explore the heritage of Cache Valley on Wednesday at the American West Heritage Center 2013 Pioneer Festival.

Program Director Chris Schultz said the big even begins at 10 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony and afterwards there will be all kinds of pioneer games to enjoy.

“We’ll stoke up the steam engine, one of our big steam engine tractors,” Schultz said. “We’ll have a demonstration and later on in the day if there’s still fire boiling in it we’ll give kids rides. We’ll have wagon rides, ice cream-making and gunny sack races. We’ll have some crafts like tissue paper flower-making and rag doll making, cow milking and pie-eating contests.”

On <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday</a>, Schultz said you can learn all about the history of Cache Valley ranging from 1820 mountain men to 1920 farm life. He said you can also learn about the skills they had to use to cross the plains and build a community from scratch.

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