140 years ago today - Monday, Dec 26, 1881

[John Henry Smith]
Salt Lake City

Today was observed as a general holladay.

... Today is notorious as being the day on which more drunkenness occurred than at any time since this city has been inhabited.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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