Friday, August 10, 2012

Early University Rivals




In the early 1890’s the University of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in direct competition with the University of Utah for students. What was the university known as prior to the University of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

A)     Phoenix University

B)     John Taylor University

C)     Young University

D)     The School of the Prophets

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   On the emigrant ships

Imagine an entire stake on a ship. Believe it or not, it did happen.

   Agents for the Perpetual Emigration Fund tried to charter entire ships, or if they couldn’t do this at least section off a part of a ship for the Mormon emigrants. Quite often these groups would be led by returning missionaries and the group would be split into wards (the various languages being one of the prerequisite for a ward division), with as many as twelve wards on the larger ships.

Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr, Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints: 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 200.

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