The outdoor oven was built in Pioneer Village by pioneer volunteers and park staff in 2005. Volunteers raised over $2,600.00 for the cost of materials by selling souvenirs and craft items in the village Mercantile. The inside of the oven dome is a 36- inch diameter floor and the height of the dome is roughly 24 inches.
Cooking in this oven takes much practice to do it correctly; it requires more than just handling the fire. The volunteers need to train for this chore. The wood pile sits at the side and the coals or embers are pushed to the sides or edges of the oven before inserting items to be baked.