For many years the average member of the Church did not know, or held callings in the Church. When did this actually change?
a. The early 1850’s
b. The late 1850’s
c. The early 1860’s
d. The late 1860’s
1. D 120 tires
Stanley Jones, San Jose 13th Ward, San Jose, Calif., Stake, moved the largest legal load in American history in November 1979. He transported a 107-ton magnet 2,200 miles from Illinois to Palo Alto, California. The giant, horseshoe-shaped electromagnet, when activated, could yank a wrench out of a man’s hand 40 feet away. Jones had a special truck built for the job—a giant green trailer almost half as long as a football field with 120 tires on 18 axles, all monitored for stress by an on-board computer. The top speed was 35 miles an hour. At a truck stop, when two truckers refused his request to move until they had finished break-fast, Jones slipped his 18.6-foot-wide load between the trucks with three inches to spare on either side. His CB call sigh was “Little Wheels.”
Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 13.
2. B The St. George Temple baptismal font
In 1874, the Saints had the chore of moving the baptismal font built in Salt Lake City to its new home in the St. George Temple. Several teams of oxen were needed to haul the 18,000-pound load.
Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 16.
3. 20 days
The shaft stone for the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont is 38 ½ feet long and was cut from a sixty ton block. To move the shaft stone the six miles from the railhead to the site took twenty days.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History In The Fulness Of Times (Salt Lake City: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1993), 476.
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