Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Salt Lake’s First Prison

In what year did it become necessary for Salt Lake City to open its first prison?
a.                  1847
b.                  1879
c.                   1855
d.                  1871
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   University of Deseret
The following is in reference to Franklin Dewey Richards (1821-1899).
     He fulfilled seven missions, all without purse or scrip. Three of his missions were in the United States and four in Europe. He presided over the British or European mission three times.
     He crossed the Plains between the Missouri River and the Salt Lake Valley seven times before the entrance of the railroad into the Salt lake Valley.
     He was a probate judge of Weber County for fourteen years and a brigadier general in the Utah Militia. He was a member of the Utah legislature many times and was a regent of the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah).

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City; Utah Printing Company, 1990), 1:116.

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