Food Waste: Early Settlers: 1856 - Late 1800's
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Food Preservation During Pioneer Times
On July 21, 1856, Mormon prophet Brigham Young sent several pioneers to northern Utah to search for a location to settle in Cache Valley . He picked out an area at the south end of Cache Valley. In what is now Wellsville, a small colony called Maughan’s Fort was established with several cabins and farm animals.
During this time, pioneers relied on fish and hunted game, such as deer, to survive. In order to have their meat rations last longer, pioneers even used the bones of the animal to make bone broth .