Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky

Subject Guide


Mountain West

Malachite’s Big Hole

Kitchen & Tablewares:

Eating and cooking utensils of the travelers along the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1840's are described by Josiah Gregg (Reference).  "...the kitchen and table wares of the traders usually consist of a skillet, a frying-pan, a sheet-iron camp-kettle, a coffee-pot, and each man with his tin cup and a butcher's knife."

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