Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Name had Ancient Beginnings

A number of years ago I took my son’s to a father and sons outing just outside the very small town of Mona, Utah.  The town is noted for Buraston pond that we were camped beside, but also the polygamist community.  Samuel Pitchforth is the individual credited with the naming of this town. It is named after the Isle of Man, which was originally known as Mona. Who named the Isle of Man Mona?
a.                  Julius Caesar
b.                  King Henry the VIII
c.                   Cleopatra
d.                  Napoleon
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   Wormer
One of the major players in the Utah War fiasco was none other than William W. Drummond. He was the Utah Supreme Court Justice who fled to Washington D.C. sharing nothing but lies to President Buchanan. His middle name describes him well. The “W” stands for Wormer.

Norma F. Furniss, The Mormon Conflict, 1850-1859 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960).

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