Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The All Seeing Eye

In which edifice did the All Seeing Eye first appear?
a.                  The Kirtland Temple
b.                  The Provo Tabernacle
c.                   The Edmonton Temple
d.                  The Ogden Tabernacle
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   A bullet mold
The following from Willard (Dick) Richards:   In 1862, the Hooper-Knowlton stock ranch was taken up under squatter’s rights in Skull Valley, Tooele County. It was the largest ranch in Utah, usually employing thirty men at a time. Later the sole owner was J. G. Knowlton. The Indians were very unfriendly, and the first ranch house and sheds were destroyed by fire and the stock driven away. The land was so deeply burned that the grass never grew there again, and it was afterwards called Burnt Springs. The ranch proper was then established near deep springs and fine pasturelands to the south.
   Willard Richards and James (Jimmie) Larkin did all the rough riding and broke the wild horses. One day in the early fall, all the men had gone out to Cedar on a roundup, leaving young Richards at the ranch alone, save for the Knowlton family. Willard was sitting on the bunkhouse steps repairing a lariat. He looked up and saw an Indian riding through the big gates on a sweating pony. (The Indians under old Chief Tabby had become very friendly.) The Indian ran towards the bunkhouse an as he passed the woodpile, he picked up the ax and brought it to Willard, motioning for him to cut off his head. His face was swollen, and he was in great agony from an ulcerated tooth.
   Dick knew that the tooth must be pulled, but there was nothing to do the job with. Suddenly he thought of the bullet molds that the boys had used the night before to make bullets. He could at least try. Taking the suffering Indian by the hand, he led him along the row of buildings to the blacksmith shop where he found the bullet molds on the bench by the bellows. Picking them up, he gently pulled the Indian by the hand out into the bright sunshine where he seated him on a stool by the wall. With this crude instrument, Dick managed to extract the offending molar.
   That was Dick’s first experience at dentistry, but some years later, after his marriage, he became a dentist and practiced his profession in Cache County for a number of years. He died in Salt Lake City at the age of ninety years, loved and respected by everyone with whom he came in contact.
Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:360.


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