Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Tidbits—Debt



1.      After 124 years the oldest debt in the Church was settled. What was the debt for?

a.      Construction on the Kirtland Temple

b.      A Perpetual Emigration Fund debt

c.       Construction on the Salt Lake Temple

d.      Construction on the Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City

 

2.      Over 100 years after the fact, which Prophet's medical bill was finally paid in full?

a.      John Taylors at the time he was shot in Carthage jail

b.      Brigham Young at the time he was sick when he entered the Salt Lake Valley

c.       Joseph Smith Jr. for the operation he received on his leg as a young boy

d.      Wilford Woodruff shortly before his death

Yesterday’s answer:

1.      D   Chicago

The first American flag raised over Los Angeles was by the Mormon Battalion in 1847.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 28.

 

Was the first American flag raised over Arizona soil hoisted above Tucson by the Mormon Battalion? They raised the flag there during their record-breaking march of 2,000 miles in 1846-1847.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 28.

2.      D   Sharlene Wells

Sharlene Wells (Hawkes), Miss America 1984, has the distinction of being the first and possibly only person to stand proxy for the American flag during a formal public pledge of allegiance. While attending a formal function in Arizona in 1986, the governor was about to lead everyone in the pledge of allegiance when he suddenly discovered there was no flag to salute. So he quickly invited the audience: “Will you please face Miss America and salute the flag.” The group then stood, faced Hawkes, and recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 26.

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