Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has declared August Pacific Island Heritage Month and the Utah Division of State History and the State Historic Preservation Office are celebrating with a free virtual program on Friday, August 27, History is Not That Far Away: Stories from Iosepa. Descendants and archaeologist will talk about the town’s connection to the history and heritage of Utah’s Pacific Islanders. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-is-not-that-far-away-stories-from-iosepa-tickets-166667301385 APIAs in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP)
Why would 19th century Pacific Islanders leave paradise to come to a place called Skull Valley, Utah… and where did they all go?