Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Welfare Square Grain Elevators

When the grain elevators at Welfare Square were constructed, what was the storing capacity of wheat in rail cars?
a.                  50 rail cars
b.                  190 rail cars
c.                   140 rail cars
d.                  75 rail cars
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Books
From the life of Clarinda Cynthia Hill Beus:   Clarinda’s first schooldays were spent in an old bowery in Ogden. The first schoolhouse was built of adobe and was where 24th and Grand now intersect. For seats, they had a log hewn so that it was flat on the top and on the bottom. They had few books and no slates or blackboards. The first book that Clarinda owned was a First Reader of which her father traded a sheep. As People were going through the valley to California the residents traded provisions for books, and in this way the supply of books was replenished. In 1860 the Second Ward schoolhouse was built, which Clarinda attended.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Company, 1994), 5:258.

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