We are happy to announce that we are launching our first book! Stories Under Your Feet: A Children’s History of Cedar Hills, Utah has received wonderful reviews and will be available June 7th.
You can get the book in two ways:
Our Family Festival booth will also offer the following items that will not be available at other times:
–Cedar Hills History Postcards (see previews here)
–“Paint the Town” Companion booklet (includes a city walking tour and coloring book combined!)
There will also be a coloring contest at the festival to win some of these items for free!
Ever wanted to know what happened long ago, in your backyard or neighborhood? What did it look like before you lived here? Before there were homes? Before there were people and farms? Well, you’re in the right place!
We hope to have local histories from all over someday. But we had to start somewhere, and why not our own backyard? So, our first spotlight is on Cedar Hills, Utah.
In our book about Cedar Hills, you can find out about…
—Indian arrowheads, trails, and battle sites
—Bone Hollow, where pioneers and others left their dead animals
—where people hid their hard liquor during the Prohibition
—the flooding in the 1930s
—what kids did for fun in our hills
—the Adams Turkey Ranch and their gift to President Eisenhower
—the old rodeo grounds used for 20 years
—the irrigation ditch that is over 150 years old that still runs through town
—the original entrance to Cedar Hills
—old gravel pits that were used as motorcycle tracks by local teenagers
—the dog catcher that was a …dog!
—the homemade park on Sage Road
—the debate that caused the strange city boundaries
Check out our bookstore and field trip guides to get more info!