Monday, October 21, 2019

His Ticket to the Circus

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Original 1847 Utah Pioneer, Francis Martin Pomeroy wanted to attend the circus in his earlier years. He asked his uncle, who he was apprenticed out to, if he could go. His uncle, who was a very hard man to work for, said he could go if Francis did what?
a.            Memorize the constitution
b.            Memorize a spelling book
c.             Memorize the first chapter of the bible
d.            Memorize the Pledge of Allegiance
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Haun’s Mill
From the life of Laura Lucinda Reed Steed:   While residing on Shoal creek in Caldwell county, Mo., where Bro. Reed was building a grist mill and blacksmith shop for Jacob Haun, he had a dream three nights before the Haun’s mill massacre took place, in which he saw the creek running red with blood. He took the dream as a warning and at once moved his family away, which saved them from that awful massacre.
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 248.

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