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Saturday, July 24, 2010

they sang as they walked and walked: a pioneer day inspiration board

The 24th of July is a special day in Utah, Pioneer Day, which is a holiday celebrating the Pioneers who settled here. My ancestors had a lot to do with settling this area, and I'd like to honor them with this post tonight, specifically Archibald Gardner from my mom's side of the family, and James Pace from my dad's side. Both men are my great-great-grandfathers.

You may have heard of Archibald, which is to say, you may have heard of Gardner Village. Am I right? If you haven't heard of the adorable place, find out more here. Named for my g.g. grandpapi.

And then there's James Pace, who Payson, UT is named after (sorry, no photo of James).

I love coming from a pioneer heritage and history on both sides of my family, and in honor of Pioneer Day here in Utah, I've decided to create a gorgeous, pioneer-inspired board. Enjoy!

Happy Pioneer Day!

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weddingbee.com, wedding.blogdig.net, weddingchicks.com, stephaniewilliamsphotography.com, theknot.com, oncewed.com, intimateweddings.com, elizabethannedesigns.com, landlockedbride.com, daily.wedshare.com, jessicalynn402.blogspot.com, countryliving.com

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