Friday, February 7, 2014

They were all Ordained

An artist rendition of the Joseph Smith Sr. family arriving in Palmyra. Joseph Sr. is holding Joseph Jr.

Shortly after the Church was organized April 6, 1830, all of Joseph Smith’s brothers, including 14-year old Don Carlos, were ordained to what position?

a.      Elders

b.      Priests

c.       Missionaries

d.      Teachers

Yesterday’s answer:

a.      The number of female actresses on Broadway from Utah

In the late nineteenth century, there were seven Utah women starring on Broadway in New York City; and delight and surprise were expressed by one writer in the New York Times:

“What a lot of talent comes from the far western State of Utah! We have Maude Adams at the Empire, Emma Lucy Gates at Carnegie Hall, Viola Gillette at the Casino, Hazel Dawn at the Amsterdam, Margaret Romaine at the Metropolitan, Ada Dwyer at the Grand Opera House, and Julia Dean at the Belasco, as well as others whose names are on the way toward Broadway lights. Is there something in the Rocky Mountain air to produce so many artists?”

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:85.

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