Which building housed Salt Lake City’s first post office?
a. The Tabernacle
b. The General Tithing Office
c. The Salt Lake Temple
d. The Hotel Utah
(D) Because of a lack of sharp tools
From the life of Andrew Smith: He was ordained an Elder April 5, 1862, and helped to quarry the rock for the pillars of the Tabernacle, then in course of erection in Salt Lake City. “On a certain occasion,” says Elder Smith, “Pres. Young stated that the workmen would have to cease their labors on the Temple because of the lack of charcoal with which to produced heat to sharpen the workmen’s tools. I told the President that I would furnish all the coal needed, if he would provide two yoke of cattle, a wagon and a tent. This the President readily agreed to do, and I accordingly burned the charcoal.”
Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 600-601.