Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pioneer Technology

The Salt Lake Theater

Brigham Young understood the necessity for recreation for the Saints. It wasn’t long and the Bowery just didn’t fit the bill for dramatic productions for the early pioneers. In fact, it wasn’t that many years after the Saints entered the valley that Brigham Young built the very large Salt Lake Theater. What powered the cranes to build this structure?

a.      Horses

b.      Steam

c.       Water

d.      Coal

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   Truman Angell

Truman O. Angell, one of the architects of the temple, wrote in his journal how the temple plan was revealed: “Joseph received the word of the Lord for him to take his two counsellors Williams and Rigdon and come before the Lord, and He would show them the plan or model of the House to be built. We went upon our knees, called on the Lord, and the Building appeared within viewing distance: I being the first to discover it. Then all of us viewed it together. After we had taken a good look at the exterior, the building seemed to come right over us, and the Makeup of this Hall seemed to coincide with what I there was to a minutia.”

Church History for Latter-day Saint Families, Thomas R. Valletta (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2004), 239.

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