Thursday, December 13, 2018

Little Denmark

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What Utah town earned the distinction of Little Denmark during the early years of Utah Territory?
a.                  Spanish Fork
b.                  American Fork
c.                   Ephraim
d.                  St. George
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Kite string
From the life of Anna Maria Jensen Davidson:   Anna Maria was born on February 14, 1828 at Nomark, Denmark. She married Hans Christian Davidson on November 2, 1852 in Denmark. They had two children before they emigrated to Utah, where eight more children were born to them.
The family settled in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah. Anna Maria was an accomplished seamstress. She made kite string and candle wicks and shoemakers thread from flax she grew herself. She made the first rope that was used to raise the first flag at Pleasant Grove, Utah. She owned the first newspaper outside of Salt Lake and was the first woman co-editor of a newspaper. She was the first woman dental assistant in Mount Pleasant, Utah.
Anna Maria passed away on May 2, 1886 at Birch Creek, Sanpete County, Utah, after drinking homemade root beer which had fermented. Her husband passed away on August 23, 1892 at Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 762.

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