Friday, March 23, 2012

The Land of Bountiful

This post might seem lame since most of my readers are from Utah, but I find something really funny. I have been noticing that every time I tell people where I am from out here they start giggling. Going to school I have been making friends in my classes (crazy i know). When fraternizing with your fellow classmates the question of where you are from usually pops up. Out here in the midwest I will usually respond with Salt Lake City. If I am feeling descriptive I will say a suburb north of Salt Lake City. When someone is familiar with the area of the beehive state I will say I am from Bountiful, Utah. (teeheehee!) BOUNTIFUL? your're seriously telling me your city is names bountiful? "the land of bounty?" haha yes very funny...?

I guess growing up there the name has never been strange to me. When you think about it though it is a pretty ridiculous name for a place of residence. It isn't as strange as My Large Intestine (Texas, USA) or Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch (Wales) or Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada). These names are WIERD. (I found them on a top 50 wierdest names of cities forum.-Bountiful was not listed. )

For my friends who think Bountiful is such a funny name here is a little info about the land of bounty. It was settled  on the 27th of September 1847 by Perrigrine Sessions. He was the founder of the second settlement in Utah, and the first white man to make a home in the area now known as Davis County. It was first called Session's Settlement, but the local church ward (north canyon) had the name changed to Bountiful in 1855. They found the name fitting since this area was known as the garden spot of Utah.

Well everyone that is your history of B-Town! Have a great weekend!

ps big improvements are underway on the blog! I can't mention this with out giving my fav cousin elsha rae a shout out! She is going to be helping me big time figuring out this blog stuff. She is amazing! She has impecable style, the smartest, most gorgeous girl I know. She is a ginger and getting murried in June! Love ya girl!

1 comment:

  1. I love elsha Rae I think she's Just dahhhling!!
    As for your friends that think BOUNTIFUL is so funny, they obviously haven't read your top 50 list! You should keep print outs of that on hand constantly!