Hurricane, Utah: 100+ year-old Fruitcake, Senior Bacon

The well-preserved dessert celebrated its centennial in 2007, and the bacon became a senior citizen in 2010. On display at the downtown Hurricane Museum - Visitor Information Center.

Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Museum

35 W State St., Hurricane, UT
Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Museum. On Utah State Highway 9 (35 West State Street), south side of road, downtown Hurricane.
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Fruitcake. 100+ year-old Fruitcake, Senior Bacon

Both the fruitcake and the bacon are still there and are attended by an older gentleman who was funny and full of local knowledge. A fun stop.

[Jim Hughes, 11/25/2012]
Old side of bacon. 66 Year Old Slab of Bacon

The 66-year-old slab of bacon sits in the room adjacent to the 104-year-old fruitcake in the Hurricane Valley Heritage Museum. The fruitcake I can understand, but it's hard to understand how someone could forget bacon!

[Juliana, aka Kernut the Blond, 10/15/2011]
Fruitcake. 100+ Year Old Fruitcake

The now 104-year-old fruitcake is still there. Yikes. It sits in a glass cake server among a whole host of pioneer-era artifacts. Great little museum. Don't miss the 66-year-old slab of bacon in the other room!

[Juliana aka Kernut the Blond, 10/04/2011]
100-year-old Pioneer Fruitcake

The 100-year-old Pioneer Fruitcake is still there! Apparently it was the top of someone's wedding cake, which was saved....

[Stephanie, 07/19/2010]
100-year-old Pioneer Fruitcake

In the Hurricane Museum - Visitor Information Center in downtown Hurricane, Utah, a very nice collection of local pioneer antiques and memorabilia includes, in a glass cake restaurant display case, a fruitcake that was about 97 years old in 2004. It is an amazing object, with a lovely patina of grayish green (verdi-gris) all over its surface, and a towering testament to the durability and overall edibility of fruitcakes everywhere.

Whenever we visit Zion National Park (just a half-hour ride away), we stop in to see the centenarian fruitcake, and the great people who curate the museum.

[Bruce Jensen, 01/19/2008]

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