July 12th, 2017, 6:18 am
July Postcard Preview
If you've never been to Utah, you may or may not know about Pioneer Day. It's July 24th, and it's kind of a heckuva big deal! Officially, this state holiday celebrates the day that the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley and began to create their new home. Today however, it's extended to remembering all the "pioneers" in our lives, both literal and figurative. If you go back in your family history, it won't be hard to find pioneers in some sense among your ancestors. Perhaps someone who immigrated to your current residence, or who was a leader in their field or community.
This month's postcard features Edward Coatl, and you only get one guess who's ancestor he is! ;-D He's actually loosely based off one of my own ancestors who helped settle the beautiful city I currently live in. Seriously guys. The Mormon Church puts a lot of emphasis on family history, but regardless of your religious inclinations, doing a bit of research into your family tree is super interesting! I challenge you to take just a bit of time to discover something new about those who came before you.
To snag your own copy of this piece of feathered history, be sure to pledge on Patreon before the end of the month. Happy Pioneer Day all!