Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Tidbits—Building the Temples

Salt Lake Temple construction

1.                  What happened to a Brother James as he was taking a load of lumber from the canyon to the construction site at the Logan Temple?

A)                 He was robbed of his load by the natives

B)                 He rolled the load over into the Logan River and survived

C)                 He sold the lumber and kept the money

D)                 He used the lumber for his tithing


2.                  What area of the Salt Lake Temple was built with stone quarried from the same quarry as the Manti Temple?

A)                 The decorative tablets on the west and east end of the temple

B)                 The capstone

C)                 The corner stones

D)                 The steps leading up to the east door


3.                  What year did the foundation of the Salt Lake Temple finally reach ground level?

A)                 1851

B)                 1859

C)                 1867

D)                 1875

Yesterday’s answer:

a.      George A. Smith

He was referred as the “Potato Saint.” Many people died in Winter Quarters because of scurvy, including his 4th wife. Knowing this and the cause he pushed to have potatoes planted. He was also the first to plant potatoes in the Great Salt Lake Valley.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901), 40.


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