What did the pioneers take to ward off disease?
a. They ate an apple a day
b. They drank orange juice
c. They took Asafetida
d. They took Salterus
By 1860 there were 8,200 people in Salt Lake City; by 1870 there were 12,800. According to the 1870 census, 65 percent of the population was foreign born. Most were from the British Isle, but there were also many from Scandinavia. Salt Lake City served as the hub of colonization for the rest of the Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History In The Fulness Of Times (Salt Lake City: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), 389.