FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2013
GRAND OPENING FESTIVITIES FOR
FRARY HOMESTEAD HERITAGE SITE ON ANTELOPE ISLAND
Syracuse -- Ever imagined what it would be like to live on Antelope Island in the 1890s? Antelope Island State Park staff invites you to travel back in time to relive that experience at the grand opening of the Frary Homestead Interpretive Trail, Wednesday, October 23 from 10:30 to noon.
Festivities begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by special guided tours by Utah State Parks staff dressed in 1890s homesteader-appropriate attire. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Frary family lived on their Antelope Island homestead from 1891 to 1902. The new interpretive trail winds around the remnants of the family’s house, garden, livestock pens and hand-built water system. Panels along the route detail the hardships, isolation, self-reliance and resiliency the family experienced during their decade of island subsistence.
To reach Antelope Island State Park, take I-15 to exit 332 (Syracuse-Freeport Center) and travel west onAntelope Drive to the entrance station. Park fees are $9 per vehicle or $3 for bicyclists and walk-ins.