Settlers of the West

First Plowing


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First Plowing
"On July 23, 1847, the day before Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, the first furrows were turned at what is now Main Street and First South. Several plows were broken because the soil was very dry. That afternoon, a dam was built across City Creek and the ground was flooded. After that, the plowing went much easier. One of my ancestors, Henson Walker, was in charge of the scything." - Valoy Eaton

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