How coffee won the West

How coffee won the West
Historian Bagley to speak Thursday

June 14, 2011

Utah historian Will Bagley will discuss the Western United States...«12»When the Pioneers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took the Overland Trail from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City, they packed a lot of coffee for the trek.

"I've got manifests of what the Brigham Young Pioneer Company took on the trail and some of the parties set out with hundreds of pounds of coffee," said Utah Historian Will Bagley. "The Word of Wisdom was a different thing back then."

Bagley will give a presentation called "Coffee on the Trail" in connection with the "Coffee: The World in Your Cup" exhibit at the Park City Museum, 528 Main St., on June 16. . .