Friday, April 13, 2018

The Naming of the Gardo House

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Gardo House

We know that Brigham Young was fond of naming his homes (Lion, White, Beehive, Gardo). Why was the Gardo house named this? (there are two theories, however, we will go with the one that historians think is most correct)
a.                  From a Mexican ambassador that visited Utah
b.                  From a favorite Spanish book that he read
c.                   From his favorite scriptural personality
d.                  From his favorite wife’s maiden name
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                  FiancĂ© and family
From the life of Anna Sophia Hegglund Beckstrand:   Anna Sophia’s girlhood day’s were spent at various kinds of work. At one time she worked as a servant girl for a wealthy family. It was while working at this home that she heard the missionaries message, was converted, and baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on April 4, 1856.
Her fiancĂ© asked her to choose between the church and him. Her father told her to choose between the church and the family. She gave up both and made arrangements to sail on the “Monarch of the Sea.” It was on this four week voyage she became acquainted with Elias A. Beckstrand.
Anna had the privilege of riding part of each day while crossing the Plains, but she gave her place up to an invalid lady. So Anna had to walk the entire distance to Utah. She arrived on September 13, 1861, with the Joseph Horne Wagon Company.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1:201.

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