The Big Kitchen at Sutter’s Fort: The Cooks & Their Utensils, 1840s

dutch ovenA Swiss adventurer named John August Sutter arrived in the Northern California wilderness in mid-August 1839, shortly thereafter commencing construction of a trading post and year-round residence for himself out of thick adobe slabs.  Continue reading The Big Kitchen at Sutter’s Fort: The Cooks & Their Utensils, 1840s