Monday, June 16, 2014

Cooking the Apples

During pioneer times public buildings were usually heated with a wood stove. In some towns each family was required to provide a wagon load of wood to keep these places warm during church, school, meetings, or get togethers. It was not uncommon for apples to be placed on the ledge of the stove to cook and then latter devoured. In what setting was this a practice?

a.      During Church

b.      During town meetings

c.       During school

d.      During Young men’s and women’s

Yesterday’s answers

1.                  (C) Benjamin Cluff Jr.

Benjamin Cluff Jr., the schools second principle (Karl G. Maeser was the first principle) chose the colors in the early 1890’s.

Eugene L. Roberts and Mrs. Eldon Reed Cluff, “Benjamin Cluff Jr., Scholar, Educational Administrator, and Explorer: Second Principal of the Brigham Young Academy and First President of Brigham Young University; A Study of the Life and Labors of One of Utah’s First School Administrators,” unpublished typescript (1947), 60-61.

2.                  (C) Danish and Norwegian

Peter O. Thomassen issues the first foreign-language paper (Danish and Norwegian) published in Utah, the Utah Posten in December of 1873.

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel et al., On This Day In The Church (Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2000), 245.


3.      False

Many assume since Joseph Smith Sr. was the first patriarch to the Church that he would have given the first patriarchal blessing; not so. This distinction is held by Joseph Smith Jr. who provided the blessing on December 18, 1833 at Kirtland, Ohio.

Smith, Joseph Fielding, Essentials in Church History, 4 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1973), 141.


4.                  (C) Book of John Whitmer

In June of 1831, John Whitmer, Church historian, begins the Book of John Whitmer, the earliest history of the Church.

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel et al., On This Day In The Church (Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2000), 115.


5.                  (A) Adam

Adam was the first president of the Higher or Melchizedek Priesthood.

Smith, Joseph. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Selected by Joseph Fielding Smith. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976), 157-158.


6.                  (D) 1888

For some years past, a few benevolent ladies have been trying to provide Salt Lake City with an orphan’s home, a need which is not yet greatly felt; but since the project of also making it a day nursery where working women’s children are cared for and taught has been carried out, it has made more progress, and the legislature of 1888 made an appropriation for this purpose.

Chronicles of Courage: Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1991), 2:166.

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