Thursday, November 14, 2019

Meeting Room Temples

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A few of the 170 temples in the Church are designed as meeting room temples. Which one temple listed below falls into this classification?
a.                  The Hawaiian Temple
b.                  The Calgary Alberta Temple
c.                   The London England Temple
d.                  The Manti Utah Temple
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Fire hydrants
As [J. Cecil] Alter [1911 Utah historian] mentioned, an example of the noteworthy improvements available in Iosepa by this time was their new water system. For the first ten or twelve years of the colony’s history, culinary water was obtained from irrigation ditches that ran through the town. This was the usual practice in Utah towns during the first decades of their existence. Usually the water was dipped up and put in barrels early in the morning before sheep or cattle had a chance to drink from the ditches or pollute the water in any other way. The water was allowed to settle in the barrels for several hours before being used for drinking or cooking. In Iosepa, however, the main canal ran over very soft, powdery soil through which water could not be conveyed without difficulty and loss. This unsatisfactory system of obtaining culinary water was in use until about 1903, when Sister Waddoups contracted typhoid fever from impure water. The episode brought to the fore the immediate need for a better and more sanitary supply of water for culinary purposes. Soon thereafter a tremendous water project was undertaken to divert the water from six or seven nearby mountain streams and several springs into huge cement-bottomed canals, gathering water from each source into one main pipe system. From that point, the water could be distributed for irrigation, culinary, and municipal purposes. The latter included installing a series of fire hydrants, a few of which survived until the late twentieth century. This $260,000 project, completed in 1908, was very successful in making water available for irrigation and providing each home with pure culinary water.
Voyages of Faith-Explorations in Mormon Pacific History, Grant Underwood, (Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah: 2000), 83.

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