This Sunday in Utah (USA) is a holiday called Pioneer Day, when Utahns celebrate the pioneers who first trekked across America’s Great Plains and into the Rocky Mountains to settle the valleys of northern Utah. In case you weren’t already aware, the BillionGraves team is based in Utah, and we’ve decided to celebrate by mapping out graves, some of which belong to pioneer ancestors.
We’ll be meeting at the American Fork Cemetery at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday morning (7/23/2011) to map out as much of the cemetery as we can. If you’re in the area, please come join us. The American Fork Cemetery has some wonderful history inside. We won’t be there too long, probably half an hour to an hour (unless we’re having too much fun or someone really wants to make it onto the Leaderboard). We’ll have some light breakfast-style refreshments to start the morning off right in a peaceful cemetery.
What: Pioneer Day Cemetery Mapping & Breakfast Treats
Where: American Fork Cemetery
When: 8–9:00 a.m. 7/23/2011. (show up when you can, leave early if you need to)
Who: Us, you, and anyone you can bring along with you. The more the merrier (and the faster we can map the cemetery).
For those of you who aren’t in Utah, I’d still love to see the photos you can collect this weekend. And we’ll report back to let you know how our first BillionGraves event works out.