Celebrating Carbon County: Revisiting Historic Buildings, Rediscovering a Community Cookbook

Salt Lake City – Join us at noon on Wednesday, September 21, to learn about fascinating Carbon County history. A recently rediscovered Carbon County Community Cookbook, created by local residents between 1920 and 1930, will be highlighted.

“A cookbook like this is more than a book of recipes,” said Melissa Coy, Historical Collections Curator. “As a historical document, the cookbook reveals everyday circumstances, such as available ingredients, popular food preparation techniques, household technology, and the gendered division of labor.”

 

The cookbook can be found by searching “Carbon County Cookbook” at history.utah.gov or at:http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/search/collection/ushs_ccc/order/nosort/ad/asc/cosuppress/0

 

Ronald G. Watt will then take us on a tour of Carbon County by exploring historic buildings – many of them now demolished. Watt will discuss “company stores,” reflective of the mining past, as well as the major structures in Price and Helper: churches, schools, city halls, college campus, courthouse, and the LDS tabernacle.

 

Key Information

 

Free brown bag, “Celebrating Carbon County: Revisiting Historic Buildings, Rediscovering a Community Cookbook

 

Wednesday, September 21, at 12 noon, Utah State Archives (346 S. Rio Grande Street, SLC)

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