Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hauling the Sugar Beet Equipment

Image result for oxen and wagon
Ordering the sugar beet seed and receiving it from France was an easy process, however, to haul the equipment to Utah was a major undertaking. How many wagons and oxen did it take to transport across the plains?
a.                  20 wagons, 200 oxen
b.                  40 wagons, 400 oxen
c.                   30 wagons, 300 oxen
d.                  50 wagons, 500 oxen
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                  Plum pudding
From the life of Isabella Gray Park:   When Isabella grew to womanhood, she made the first plum pudding ever made in Salt Lake City, and Brigham Young ate three servings. When he was asked if he would have some more, he said, “No, thank you; plum pudding is made for young stomachs.”

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Company, 1994), 5:253.

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