Sunday, September 15, 2019

The First Mapping of the Book of Mormon

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What year was the first attempt at mapping the lands of the Book of Mormon?
a.                  1829
b.                  1871
c.                   1903
d.                  1932
Yesterday’s answer:
B   A large spider she found
From the life of Howard Egan Jr. : After we moved out of the Fort to our new home, on the second lot south of the corner of First North and Main Street, in April, 1849, Mother had a little better time of it than before. We had a house built of adobes with a shingle roof. There was but one large room that was plastered side and ceiling, and a lumber floor that Mother used to mop every day. She took quite a pride in her white floor. It was in this house, June 13, 1851, that W. M. Egan was born. Here we could keep a pig and some poultry, which helped along very nicely, besides we were now able to keep a cow.
Oh, we were just beginning to live fat, and we had our garden in. It was here that I saw the largest spider that I ever did in my life. Mother heard the chickens making a great fuss back of the house. She looked out of the back window and saw the chickens standing in a ring around a large spider. It was standing as high has possible with one leg raised, and striking at the hens when they ventured too close. Mother got a tin box about three by six inches, and one and a half inches deep, laying this on the ground she drove the thing over the box. Where it stood its legs reached the ground each side of the box without touching it. Mother gave it a tap with a stick and it pulled its legs in as settled down in the box, which it nearly filled. Mother slid the cover on the box and set it in the window and when she went to let a visitor see it, found that the sun, shining on the box, had killed the spider. Its body was about the size of a silver quarter. Mother pinned it to a board with a needle and kept it for a long time for people to see.
Major Howard Egan, Pioneering the West (Howard Egan Estate: Richmond, Utah, 1917), 148-149.

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