Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Married to Two Prophets and a Sister to a Third

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Which pioneer woman was married to two prophets and a sister to a third?

A)     Eliza R. Snow

B)     Janath Cannon

C)     Mary Fielding

D)     Caroline Lightner

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   The Bidwell-Bartleson Party

You might be surprised to realize that the first wagons to enter Utah did not belong to the Saints. This distinction goes to the Bidwell-Bartleson Party, non-member pioneers on route to California in August of 1841, a full six years before the Salt Lake Valley welcomed the Saints.

Michael S. Durham, Desert between the Mountains: Mormons, Miners, Padres, Mountain Men, and the Opening of the Great Basin, 1772-1869 (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997), 73-76; William Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire (New York: Alfred

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