Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Nauvoo Temple Fire

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Who tried to put out the fire in the Nauvoo Temple in 1848?

A)                 The Nauvoo Volunteer Fire Department

B)                 A combined effort of member and non-member residence of Nauvoo, Illinois

C)                 Porter Rockwell, Ephraim Hanks, and Lot Smith

D)                 Lewis Bidamon (The man Emma Smith remarried)

Yesterday’s answer:

a.      Brigham Young’s wagon

About Brigham Young’s wagon that crossed the plains: The wagon is said to have been made by the father of Horace S. Eldredge in Nauvoo, Illinois, for James M. Flake, a wealthy Mississippi planter and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Flake loaned the vehicle to Brigham Young for his trip from Winter Quarters to the Salt Lake Valley. The wagon was fitted with seats running lengthwise along the bed and was used as Young’s council chamber, serving as headquarters of the pioneer company and the LDS Church during that historic journey. President Young also used the wagon as a speaking platform.

Lesson Committee, Museum Memories (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 2009), 15.

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