150 years ago today - Aug 14, 1873

[Wilford Woodruff]
... we took Cars on the Utah southern rail road & rode to the Junction of the narrow gage to Granite. We there took a car rode up the Mountain to the Granite Station & there saw 75 or a 100 men splitting up into Blocks large Granite bolders 30 feet high & all these bolders when split up were loaded on to flat cars & landed in the Temple block in Salt Lake City a distance of some 20 miles.

[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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