Tuesday, June 12, 2018

“Register of the Desert”

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Which landmark on the Mormon Trail is referred to as the “Register of the Desert?”
a.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chimney Rock
b.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Independence Rock
c.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mt. Rushmore
d.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Martin’s Cove
Yesterday’s answer:
C   To recover the dead bodies of two of his missionaries
From the life of B.H. Roberts:   Roberts spent most of the decade as a missionary in the Midwest, the Southern States, and Great Britain. He worked first in Iowa and Nebraska, then Tennessee (1880-1882)
A few months later, he returned as assistant president of the Southern States Mission. Violence against his missionaries was commonplace. When Elders John H. Gibbs and William S. Berry were murdered in Cane Creek, Tennessee, Roberts shaved his beard and mustache, dressed in old, mismatched clothes, and rubbed soot grease from the smokehouse walls over his face. So disguised, he entered the hostile region and recovered the temporarily buried bodies for return to Salt Lake.

Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 241-242.

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