Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Real “Gold Rush”

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Why did Brigham Young say the real “gold rush” would be in Utah?

A)     A ploy to disinterest the Saints from leaving Utah for the California gold fields

B)     What would be left behind by those traveling from the east to California would be more valuable than gold

C)     The angel Moroni appeared to him showing him the large gold fields of Utah

D)     He was referring to the gold statue angel Moroni that would one day be placed on top of the Salt Lake Temple

Yesterday’s answer:

(B)   1912

  . . . the First Presidency asked the General Relief Society in 1912 to create the “Temple and Burial Clothing Department” to be the principal ceremonial clothing outlet for Latter-day Saints.

Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992), 198.

Additional interesting information:

 Great care was taken to procure the finest possible materials for clothing the dead.

Seymour B. Young, Diary, July 27, 1921, typescript, Church History Library

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