Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pioneer Shoe Stories

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Almost all Saints left Nauvoo and Europe with shoes, however, after having trekked over a thousand miles to the Salt Lake Valley the shoes had worn from their feet. Many Saints entered the valley barefoot or wrapped in rags. Many and varied are the stories of the Saints saving for a pair of shoes. It was a huge sacrifice as shoes were not cheap, but at the same time a necessity, especially in Utah. What did the children of pioneer family Mary and David Savage do to save money for their shoes?

a.      Sold watermelons to the natives

b.      Sold Sunflower seeds to Brigham Young’s family

c.       Sold ashes to Johnston’s army

d.      Like the Joseph Smith Sr. family, sold Root beer at pioneer gatherings

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   2,500,000 miles

The first copy of the Book of Mormon to go into outer space was carried aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April  12, 1985, when Senator Jake Garn (R-Utah) launched into orbit. When astronaut Don Lind took his trip in the space shuttle on April 29, 1985, he carried with him his scriptures. That particular copy of the Book of Mormon had the distinction of traveling 2,511,592 miles through space during 110 orbits around the earth. Brother Lind donate the scriptures to the Church where they were put on display at the Church museum.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 151.

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