The Day Dairy Farm was originally part of a large homestead that was divided among the descendants of pioneer settler Henry Eastman Day.
Some early pioneers went to Oregon for land, many to California for gold, and those coming to Utah came for their faith, but it was said of Henry Eastman Day, a non-Mormon to begin with, that a pair of blue eyes brought him across the plains. He had known Joseph Smith, had groomed Joseph’s horse in Nauvoo, and had been infatuated with a blue-eyed young lady, Leah Rawlins, who immigrated with the early Pioneers.
In the spring of 1850 Henry crossed the plains, arriving in Salt Lake City on 2 July 1850 and in Draper that fall. Snows melting off the mountains the next spring allowed Henry access to timbers needed in building a new home. While getting reacquainted with Leah Rawlins, he established a home and farm on 120 acres of land, helped build the community and was baptized into the Latter-day Saint faith. Henry and Leah were married on 2 January 1852. Their home, one of the first adobe homes built in Draper, still stands on 300 east in Draper.