Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jampacking the Trail

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What year was the Mormon Trail so packed with Utah, Oregon and California emigration that there was fear of grass shortages for livestock?
a.                  1846
b.                  1849
c.                   1852
d.                  1857
Yesterday’s answer:
D.   Beehives
The beehive symbol persists in the name of one of the Young Women’s classes. It was not until 1915 that the name Beehive was used, and all Mormon young women, age 14 to adulthood, belonged to the Beehive Girls. Young women were encouraged to achieve ranks in the Mutual improvement Association by performing certain tasks, including beekeeping. In 1950, the class of twelve- and thirteen-year-old young women was given the name Beehives.

The Symbolism of the Beehive in Latter-day Saint Tradition, Val Brinkerhoff, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 2, 2013, 148.

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