125 years ago today - Jul 17, 1894

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal]
17 July 1894 President Cleveland Signed the Bill this day which gave Utah admission into the Union as a State Government. This has been a hard Struggle for years as it had Seemed as though all Earth & Hell had been Combined against the Latter Day Saints Having a State Government. And now we have to Give God the Glory for our admission into the Union.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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