120 years ago today - Jul 24, 1899; Monday

[Anthony Ivins Journal]
Apostle [Brigham] Young [Jr.] made interesting remini[s]cent remarks. Said in vision a messenger took him into the air and showed him the entire continent. He saw the country North & East desolate & devoid of all inhabitants, while the country South was populous & prosperous. The Presidency called the people together and said--Brethren we want volu pioneers to go out and build up the waste places there are none to oppose us.

[Anderson, Elizabeth Oberdick, editor, Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins: 1875-1932, Signature Books, Salt Lake City in association with the Smith-Pettit Foundation (2013) - http://bit.ly/AnthonyIvins]

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