Monday, May 27, 2019

Uncle Jesse

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Jesse Knight

Why did Jesse Knight’s miners call him affectionately Uncle Jesse?
a.            He only hired relatives
b.            Because of the large Christmas bonus he gave his workers
c.             Because he paid his miners 7 days wages for 6 days work
d.            Because he was the oldest man at the mine
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Stand on three legs
Oxen were fully mature cattle that were large and strong, weighing from 800 to 2,500 pounds. They were slow-moving (covering about three miles an hour), but they were stronger than horses or mules and could subsist on a much poorer diet. Unlike horses, oxen were not able to stand on three legs, and without the aid of a shoeing harness, they had to be roped to the ground in order to be shod. Then someone would have to sit on their necks to prevent them from getting up during the process. There are only two original ox lifts know to be in existence, and the Provo Pioneer Village is very fortunate to have one of them.
Lesson Committee, Museum Memories-Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Talon Printing, 2010), 2: 99.

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