Monday, June 19, 2017

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

When the famous French Botanist, Jules Remy, visited Utah, he wanted to learn about polygamy. He knew to get to the heart of the issue that he must speak to whom?
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  The women
c.                   The Editor of the Salt Lake Tribune
d.                  Heber C. Kimball
Yesterday’s answer:
B.   American culture
The pioneers danced as they crossed the plains to Utah. Each company had a fiddler who could call as well as play. Square dancing was popular, and all responded to “Swing your partner, curtsey right, back and forth, and promenade.” Dorothy Shaw, in her book Story of Square Dancing, wrote, “No group did a better job of carrying the best of American culture across the continent than the Mormons, and they hung onto it long and well.”

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Company, 1994), 5:255.

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