Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Largest Dance Pavilion in the World

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At the turn of the century (1800s into the 1900s) where was the largest dance pavilion found?
a.                  Temple Square
b.                  Saltair on the Great Salt Lake
c.                   The tabernacle in Kaneville, Iowa
d.                  The publishing offices of what used to be the Mormon in New York City
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Salt Lake City
From the life of Francis Armstrong:   In 1851 the Armstrong family, consisting of father, mother and twelve children, emigrated to Canada and settled near Hamilton, Wentworth county, where the father carried on his trade of blacksmithing and was also owner of a large farm. Francis could have had every advantage of education, had he remained at home, but at the age of sixteen he was seized with a desire to travel and proceeded to the State of Missouri, where he remained until he was twenty-one. At home he had worked upon his father’s farm, attending the village school during the winters. In Richmond, Missouri, he worked for a Dr. Davis in a flouring mill and subsequently in a sawmill, continuing in the lumber business with that gentleman until he came to Utah. While residing at Richmond he also formed the acquaintance of David Whitmer, one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and also the descendants of John Whitmer, Jacob Whitmer, Hiram Page and other families well known to the readers of early Church history. Mr. Armstrong started for Salt Lake City in the spring of 1861, crossing the plains in Captain Homer Duncan’s independent company. This company had left the frontiers at Florence, Neb., before Mr. Armstrong and others from Richmond arrived there, but they soon overtook it and traveled with the train to Salt Lake Valley, where they arrived Sept. 13, 1861. Soon after his arrival in Salt Lake City, Mr. Armstrong became a member of the Church and was subsequently ordained to the Priesthood and became a member of the 13th quorum of Seventy.
Jenson, Andrew, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jensen History Company, 1914), 2: 482-483.

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