145 years ago today - Sep 2, 1877

[Wilford Woodruff]
This was the greatest day in some respects that the Latter Day Saints Ever Saw. The funeral of Presidet Brigham Young was attended to this day in the New Tabernacle. ... It is estimated that 25,000 took their last fare well of the honored dead.

The Tabernacle was handsomely decorated. Each Column with the organ the Stands and the whole front of the platform tastefully draped in Black. ...

[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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