Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Tidbits—1892

 

1.      On Sunday, May 15th, 700 special guest attended Church services at the Tabernacle. Who were the visitors?

a.      700 Presbyterians

b.      700 members of the RLDS Church

c.       700 local natives

d.      700 of Joseph and Hyrum Smith’s family

2.      Friday October 21st was declared a state holiday to celebrate what?

a.      400 years since Columbus’s discovery of America

b.      The Canadian Thanksgiving out of respect to the Taylor and Fielding families

c.       General Conference

d.      The Chicago World’s Fair

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   Water

The old pioneer clock brought to Salt Lake City originated in the iron works of Robert Wood & Co. of Philadelphia in 1870. The 18-foot-tall clock was proudly placed on the corner of First South and Main Street and instantly became a focal point in downtown Salt Lake City. Its early clock works were driven by a water wheel. A tunnel was dug beneath the Zion’s Bank building on the same corner and a stream of water was diverted form City Creek to turn the wheel. The water wheel later was replaced with four springs that kept it going five days between windings; they, in turn, were replaced with wet-cell batteries that could keep the clock running for up to six months. By 1912, a master clock had been installed at the bank to which the pioneer clock was then attached.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 30.

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