Sunday, October 11, 2015

Z.C.M.I’s First Year

The first year of business at ZCMI in 1868, what was the dollar amount in sales (does not state if this is gross or net sales, most likely gross sales)?
a.                  $500,000
b.                  $100,000
c.                   $1.5 million
d.                  $250,000
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Told them to fire away
The following story is in reference to Rudger Clawson:
   On 9 July 1879, while serving in Georgia, Elder Clawson and his companion, Joseph Standing, were accosted by a vicious anti-Mormon mob. They shot Elder Standing, killing him in front of his horrified companion, and then turned their guns on Elder Clawson. Instead of running, the missionary folded his arms across his chest and calmly said, “Shoot!” This display of courage unnerved the mob, and they left him alone. This act was symbolic of the valor he would display in his Church service throughout his life.

Arnold K. Garr et al., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000), 213-14.

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