155 years ago today - May 22, 1868

President Brigham Young gave to the School of the Prophets the term of the railroad contract and acknowledging the hand of the Lord in giving this people the privilege of performing the work, thus keeping away from our midst the swarms of scalawags that the construction of the railway would bring here.

[Journal History of the Church, Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints DVD 2 (2002), in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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