Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Largest American Flag

Utah held the distinction of having the largest American flag from the years 1896 to 1927. Where was this flag displayed?
a.                  Draped from the tabernacle ceiling
b.                  Hung from the south wall of the Salt Lake Temple
c.                   Both a and b
d.                  Flown from the top of the Hotel Utah
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   Honey dew
Josephine Jones writes the following about her mother:   My pioneer mother was not unlike the others, and throughout the entire territory the need of sugar became very great. However, faith carried them on, and their faith was rewarded as in days of old when manna was sent to the Israelites as they traveled in the wilderness; so now these children in this wilderness were sent manna in the form of honey dew on the trees along the banks of the Provo River. The personal journal of Lucy M. Smith gives the following account of this blessing:
   “We had a dry, warm spring and summer, and we were very destitute of sweets; so the Good Provider sent honey dew on the cotton woods and willow leaves. Brother George Adair and wife, Sister Dannay, and myself took the necessary utensils, went along the bushes, cut boughs, washed off the sugar flakes into tubs, strained the sap, cleansed with milk and eggs, then skimmed it as it boiled. I understood the process necessary as I had seen my mother manufacture sugar from maple sap. We worked for two days and made fifty pounds of nice sugar besides feasting on pancakes and molasses and making a quantity of candy for the children. Brother Adair carried our tithing to the bishop. He said ours was the best brought in. He wished to know the reason. Brother Adair told him that he had an old sugar hand along that knew the business.”

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:342.

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