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Latter-day Saint Images, 1922

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 07, 2010

Another page from our family photo album, this time filled with images of Mormon summertime activities. There are sports and picnics, and above all Fathers and Sons Outings, which were just getting started at the time. Corresponding to the Fathers and Sons Outings were the now-abandoned Mothers and Daughters Banquets (usually catered so that the women didn’t have to “celebrate” by cooking and serving and washing up). There are Beehive Girls and Boy Scouts. And note the Ensign Stake “Girlhood’s Quest” picture — in those days, when girls and their leaders moved from rank to rank, they were recognized with a ceremony, a feminized equivalent of scouting’s courts of honor.  The way we were …

Brigham City, Utah 2nd Ward
Baseball Champs

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Centerville, Utah 2nd Ward
Beehive Leaders

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Ensign, Utah Stake
“Girlhood’s Quest” (Beehive Girl program) Keepers of the Bees attaining rank

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Blackfoot, Idaho Stake
Mothers and Daughters Banquet

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East Melbourne, Australia
August dedication of chapel
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Fremont, Utah
Fathers and Sons Outing
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Bingham, Idaho Stake
Fathers and Sons Outing

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Ogden, Utah Stake
Fathers and Sons Outing
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Honolulu, Hawaii Beehive Girls
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Honolulu, Hawaii Boy Scouts
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Lost River, Idaho Stake (thanks, Mark and Alison)
Beehive Girls

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Hyrum, Utah, 2nd Ward
July 7 outing in Blacksmith’s Fork Canyon

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Morgan, Utah
Fathers and Sons Outing
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Oakley, Idaho (Cassia Stake)
Mothers and Daughters Banquet

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Ocean Park, California
September dedication of chapel

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Preston, Idaho 4th Ward
Beehive Girls
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Raymond, Alberta
Scouts helping to build community swimming pool
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Porterville, Utah
Beehive Girls

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San Bernardino, California
February chapel dedication
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Vernal, Utah
Beehive “Pageant of the Life of the Bee”
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Vernal, Utah
Fathers and Sons Outing
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Hatch, Idaho
Scouts at summit of Mt. Putnam

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Oakland, California
MIA Outing
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Salt Lake Stake Beehive Girls
(they hiked Mill Creek Canyon on their own to link up with the “official” Boy Scout hike)
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Union, Oregon
Fathers and Sons Outing
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Vernal, Utah Boy Scouts
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Syracuse, Utah Beehive Girls
Early breakfast cookout



10 Comments »

  1. Lost River Stake. Maybe it was somewhere in central Idaho, in the Twin Falls/Jerome/Buhl area?

    The one about the YW “linking up” with the scout hike brought a smile. Over the years I’ve spent being a scout and YM leader, there have probably been at least a dozen times when we find out that some girls from the stake or the school are “coincidentally” camped nearby.

    Comment by Mark Brown — July 7, 2010 @ 8:16 am

  2. Lost River Stake is at Moore, Idaho, according to President Monson in this talk.

    Comment by Alison — July 7, 2010 @ 8:30 am

  3. “Pageant of the Life of the Bee”

    Wow — what a title. Not sure I’d actually want to sit through the performance . . .

    Anyhow, these were fun. And thanks for the introductory remarks — they made the photos even more interesting.

    Comment by David Y. — July 7, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  4. What an adorable building in Ocean Park! Google maps thinks that is now known as Santa Monica. The church address in Santa Monica is this. Looks like a different building or maybe totally redone. Bummer.

    Comment by Cynthia L. — July 7, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

  5. Yes, Lost River Stake is the Arco/Moore area. The Big Lost River and the Little Lost River dwindle to nothing when they reach the porous sands south of Arco, only to reappear 200 miles west as “Thousand Springs” near Gooding.

    One of my favorite Church camps–of the half dozen I’ve visited–is Camp Loristaca (an acronym for this stakes LOst RIver STAke CAmp). The Church’s 99-year lease with the Forest Service for the site expired about 5 years ago and was not renewed :-(

    Comment by Clark — July 8, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

  6. Looks like a different building or maybe totally redone.

    I looked up the Ocean Park building in R. Jackson’s Places of Worship (190):

    “When organized on 16 May 1920, the branch purchased an existing Church building for which Frances D. Rutherford had been the architect. The building was added to and remodeled under the direction of Harold W. Burton, Architect, and completed and dedicated by President Heber J. Grant 24 September 1922. The glass in the windows was replaced with stained glass that was furnished by Mrs. A. W. McCune. The building was remodeled again and enlarged by architect Harold W. Burton in 1923.

    “They were organized as a ward on 19 February 1923. Growth in membership was such that five years later the ward was divided. On 26 February 1928 they became the Santa Monica and Mar Vista Wards. The Santa Monica Ward stayed in the purchased building, and the Mar Vista built new as outlined below. In 1958 the Santa Monica building was added to; Russell Thomas was the architect.

    “Again in 1985 the building was remodeled and upgraded, this time under the direction of Tyler and Woolley, Architects. By this time the building housed the Santa Monica First and Fourth Wards.”

    I noticed that the website for the Santa Monica 1st Ward features a photo of a stained glass picture.

    Comment by Justin — July 8, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

  7. Justin’s reputation is justified yet again!

    One of these days I’ll have to write up something on Sister McCune and her patronage of the arts. I didn’t know about her donation of these stained glass windows.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 8, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

  8. Thanks, Ardis, for fixing the weird formatting. I read the interesting Improvement Era write-up on the chapel’s dedication. The IE article seems to suggest that the chapel was new, while Jackson states that an existing church building was purchased. In any case, I learned that the chapel had a “reading and recreation room.”

    Comment by Justin — July 8, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

  9. Maybe it was new in the same way that everybody who buys a used car refers to it his “new car.” It seems like a very large building even for the congregation shown in the picture.

    But I know from my continuing patronage of the church library that no room can be both a “reading and recreation room,” at least not at the same time. Today seems to be the day for EFY groups wearing their dorky t-shirts to come in by the score, flip-flopping and chattering and laughing.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 8, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

  10. And another connection is made! I love it when that happens.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 8, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

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