Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Wagon Load of Rope

According to pioneer James Ririe, why did Johnston’s Army bring a wagon load of rope?
a.                  To hang the Mormons
b.                  To make rope corrals for their livestock
c.                   To rope the Mormon livestock to help offset the cost of the expedition
d.                  Recreation for the soldiers so they could climb the mountains when not on duty
Yesterday’s answer:
c.    Carpet Rags for carpet
Rebecca Mace provides this interesting insight on May 26th, 1896:
   Visited the 7th and 8th district alone. We are gathering carpet rags to make a carpet for the St. George Temple. It will require 100 yds from the Kanab stake as its proportion.

Kenneth W. Godfrey, Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr, Women’s Voices: An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 393.

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