Monday, September 4, 2017

The July 4, 1871 Parade Fiasco

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Utah's Governor Black stated that who would be shot if they paraded in the 1871 July 4th parade in Salt Lake City?
a.                  The First Presidency
b.                  The Utah militia
c.                   The natives
d.                  The original 1847 pioneers
Yesterday’s answer:
d.   To find the Saints scattered along the Union Pacific rail line
From the life of Charles Kingston:   The same year he was set apart by Pres. Lorenzo Snow, at Coalville, to a special mission, in which he was to travel and look up the scattered Saints located along the line of the Union Pacific railroad, in Wyoming, at such times and places as he should be able to visit.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) 1:332.

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