Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Question for the Albertan Saints

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Town names change with time. Not so much now, but more so during pioneer times. For instance, the two previous names of current day Placerville, California were Dry Diggins and Hangtown. I prefer Placerville to Hangtown. What was present day Leavitt, Alberta’s previous name?
a.                  Little Salt Lake
b.                  Hangtown
c.                   Buffalo Flats
d.                  Zarahemla
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                   Wrap her feet in hot olive oil and onion poultices
From the life of Mary Ann Homer Boram:   When Mary Ann was a tiny girl she was afflicted with a terrible case of Measles and they feared for her life. Grandpa Homer said he would rather have her feet crippled than her mind and they started putting hot Olive Oil and Onion Poultices on her feet. With this and their faith and prayers, it did draw the measles to her feet and she recovered, but her feet were terribly twisted and deformed. She always had to wear a special pair of built up shoes and it was so hard for her to get around.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 314.

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