Friday, October 14, 2016

There Was a Time

There was a time in Heber J. Grant’s life when he almost left the church. What was it that almost caused him to give up his faith?
a.                  Anti-Mormon literature
b.                  Offended by someone in Church
c.                   His patriarchal blessing
d.                  He wasn’t put on the floor during the all Church basketball tournament
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   431,000
On the Saltair Beach Pavilion:   The Saltair Beach Pavilion, built on the waters of Great Salt Lake [in 1893] one mile from shore, is one of the most magnificent structures of its kind in the world [1944]. Its foundation consists of over twelve hundred ten-inch piles driven into the bottom of the lake. The fact that this immense structure was erected with Salt Lake capital at the cost of over $350,000 is evidence to prove that the citizens of this community are quite progressive.
   The Saltair Pavilion covers an area of 1,215 by 355 feet, and the top of the main tower is 130 feet above the surface of the water. . .
. . . It was begun on February 1, 1893, and completed June 1 of the same year. The upper story is conceded to be the largest enclosed dancing area without the support of columns or pillars in the world. It is easy for a thousand couples to dance without being crowded. Extending from the two sides of the main building out in the lake were the original bath houses. There were 720, each being fully equipped with a warm shower and a complete toilet. . . 

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage, (Salt Lake City, Lesson Committee, 1994), 5:15-16.

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