Today in Mormon History - Dec 11

Today in Mormon History ...

The Winter Quarters Stake, the first stake in Nebraska, is organized, with William D. Hardy as president. (1)
-- 50 years ago - Dec 11, 1960

[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] At 2 PM attended a meeting of the Apostles. There were not enough present to hold a circle. The proposition for 100 men to put up the money needed to build the Sugar Factory was chatted about. Bro[ther] Lyman said that he had no faith in the enterprise and I said that I had simply on the ground that I felt that the Presidency would not have been so anxious if the Lord was not in the move. Bro[ther] Woodruff said that I was on the right tract and that he hoped that I would get some faith into brother Lyman . . . [Grant going East for money for project.] (2)
-- 120 years ago - Dec 11, 1890

The Utah Eastern Railway was completed from Coalville to Park City. (3)
-- 130 years ago - Dec 11, 1880 (Saturday)

1 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
2 - Diary Excerpts of Heber J. Grant,
3 - Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology

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