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Latter-day Saint Images, 1932 (3)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 25, 2013

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Building “Cumorah”
South African Mission Home

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Beaver, Utah
Stake Gold and Green Ball Queen and Court

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Marking the Pioneer Trail at Henefer, Utah

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Relief Society, Modesto, California

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Grant Stake, Utah
Junior Girls Festival

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Patient in the Primary Children’s Hospital

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“Spring Zephyrs” at Utah Lake
(I know no more!)

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Sevier Stake, Utah
M-Man and Gleaner Banquet

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Rexburg, Idaho, 1st Ward
Vanguards

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Portland Branch, Northwestern States Mission
Fathers and Sons Outing

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Pioneer Stake, Salt Lake City
Mothers and Daughters Dinner

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East Jordan Stake, Utah
Aaronic Priesthood

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Nephi Center Ward
Gleaners

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Lehi., Utah
M-Man/Gleaner Banquet

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Trail Builders
(no place named)

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Moroni Stake, Utah
Fathers – Sons – Mothers – Daughters Outing

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Honolulu, Hawaii
M-Man and Gleaner Banquet

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6 Comments »

  1. I’m amazed at the size of some of these gatherings.

    Comment by charlene — February 25, 2013 @ 11:54 am

  2. As to the Spring Zephyrs at Utah Lake, Google doesn’t know anything more than you do. However, maybe they are in training to become Mark’s famous Zephyrettes, and are reaching for one of their hats that blew away on a spring zephyr.

    Comment by kevinf — February 25, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

  3. I wonder if my parents were at the Sevier Stake M-Man and Gleaner Banquet. This would be two years before they married. Mother lived in Richfield in the Sevier Stake and Dad lived in Aurora [Utah] which may have also been in the Sevier Stake at the time. I need to look and see when the North Sevier Stake was created.

    Comment by Jeff Johnson — February 25, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

  4. My mother’s family originates from the Sevier Stake also (Joseph and Elsinore). However, I know better than to be looking for them at a church function. But it is fun to see smiling faces of good Mormon folks that my family probably knew. When I joined the Church in 1996 I did so in the North Sevier Stake. I’m also now curious when it was formed…

    Comment by Stan — March 1, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

  5. Sorry about the length and being off topic, but I was curious about what they were doing in 1932 in the Sevier Stake and I got sidetracked:
    [Most facts from ‘Sevier Stake Memories’]
    Sevier County was formed 1/1865. 8 families and 10 men lived in Richfield 12/1870, after a peace treaty. 3/1871 Richfield Ward created. 5/1874 Sevier Stake formed including Richfield, Salina, Glenwood, Prattsville, Joseph, and Monroe [actually the east boundary was Colorado]. Initial building begun for a Tabernacle, two walls were built but later torn down because of unstable soil. Tabernacle moved a short distance and construction again began 1888, by 1894 work stopped for financial reasons, 1896 missionaries solicit funds to continue, 10/1898, the almost-completed structure burned ($40,000 uninsured loss); renewed push to build = success by 1899. 7/1899 Tabernacle dedicated by President Lorenzo Snow. 11/1901series of earthquakes seem to not cause damage but by 1906 problems are noted. Used only 15 years, condemned in 1914, demolished in 1923. 12/1900 total members of Stake 7,145. 1/1921 meeting to plan division of Stake into either 2 or 3 new Stakes. Decide on 3: North Sevier: Redmond, Salina 1, 2, Aurora, Sigurd, and Vermillion. South Sevier: Annabella, Inverury, Monroe No., Monroe So., Elsinore, Joseph, Sevier, and Marysvale. Sevier Stake: Richfield 1, 2, 3, Venice, Glenwood, Koosharem, and Burrville Branch. 11/1927 New Tabernacle begun; 9/1929 building in use but not paid for (owe $35,000). 2/1930 Move Sigurd Ward to Sevier Stake from North Sevier. 6/1930 Richfield 4th Ward created. (5 of the 8 wards had 100% home teaching.) 1/1932 State Bank of Sevier closed, Relief Society had money there. 4/1932 Federal wheat and flour distributed to depression-hit county (in value of $7.60 per capita of Sevier County). 6/1932 still owe $14,000 on Tabernacle. Celebrations in 1932: Bi-Centennial of George Washington, including tree plantings in his name. 3rd Ward building (remodel) dedicated by President Heber J. Grant (age 75); 1300 attend later meeting at Tabernacle. Republicans hold rally in Tabernacle, Dems can if they want. “During 1932 the crops were good; [sugar] beets were especially good, but prices were so low that little was realized from crops. The delinquent tax list was the longest ever known – only about 58% of the taxes were paid. Red Cross donated clothing to the needy.”

    Since this evolved into a history of the Tabernacle:
    By 12/1935 they still owed $6,000 on the Tabernacle, this after an assessment in 12/1933 of $1.00 per family per month as well as some land transactions on the former Tabernacle site. By 8/1936 it is decided that the Tabernacle will be dedicated in spite of a debt of $4,000 which they hope to obtain when all of the former Tabernacle lot is sold. It is dedicated 9/1936, 1210 people present, President Grant officiating.
    The building is still in use today housing an LDS Indian Branch and other various community uses, while the basement is a very productive Humanitarian Center: volunteers create items there with donated goods and send them throughout the world with the leftovers used in a Christmas Closet for the Richfield community, which now consists of 2 Stakes: Richfield and Richfield East.

    And after all that I don’t know when it was re-named the Richfield Stake, or split into two Stakes.

    Comment by Rachelle — March 1, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

  6. There you go: Ask a question and a Keepa’ninny will look up something relevant! Thanks, Rachelle.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — March 1, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

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