What were some pioneer children given to pay for candy during the early days of Salt Lake City?
a. An egg
(B) A dance
The Pioneer Celebration at Saltair Aug. 20, 1894: . . . .also “Fisher’s Hornpipe,” danced by Elder Thomas Dobson to music produced by the six survivors of a quadrille band which figured prominently in social circles in Salt Lake City thirty-five years ago. Regarding this dance, it may be stated that at the time when the [people of the] handcart company, of which Brother Dobson was a member, were almost overcome by cold and hunger and fatigue and were on the verge of despair in the face of what seemed almost certain death, a few of the younger and more robust ones, who were seeking to revive the spirits of the others, pulled out the end gate of a wagon, and throwing it down, asked Brother Dobson if he would dance for them. Although Brother Dobson had both feet frozen and was suffering greatly, he cheerfully complied with the dance [later] given by him at Saltair. The company was aroused to new hope and energy, and relief soon reached them from the Valley.
Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:8-9.