In honor of Pioneer Day, which was yesterday and which is an official state holiday in Utah, we present “Are We There Yet?” as this week’s “Snide Remarks” Classic column. It is #306, originally published July 24, 2002.
Pioneer Day commemorates the day in 1847 when the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, which led to the settling of Utah (if you don’t count the Indians as having already settled it, of course) (which no one does). This column purports to be a diary entry written by a Mormon pioneer woman on that fateful day 160 years ago. Enjoy this bit of fake history, won’t you?