What were two recipes that were included in the Deseret Almanac of 1852?
A) Molasses candy and cold medicine
B) An oat gruel for colic horses and meat tenderizer, primarily for pork
C) Glue and crayons
D) Whitewash and wine
Flour and meat
102 pairs of boots and shoes
157 pairs of socks and stockings
30 quilts and comforters
100 frock coats of various kinds
80 petticoats and bloomers
89 pairs of mittens
The total cost in supplies: $1,294
This was in a time when men worked for a little more than a dollar a day.
Heidi Swinton and Lee Groberg, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications Inc., 2006), 59-60, 100.
Additional interesting information:
When Brigham Young stood in General Conference on October 5, 1856 and called for a united effort to bring in the handcart companies stranded on the plains of Wyoming he received an outpouring of donations from those willing to help in the cause. Lucy Meserve Smith records the following in her journal:
Then Brigham Young asked the women to fetch food, blankets, skirts, shoes, hoods, winter bonnets—“almost any description of clothing”—to fill the wagons. “The sisters stripped off their petticoats, stockings, and everything they could spare right there in the Tabernacle.”
Heidi Swinton and Lee Groberg, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications Inc., 2006), 58.