Church News: Question of the week

On July 31, 1847, one week after the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, a detachment of the Mormon Battalion erected an edifice for worship. What was this first public shelter?

(Answer on page 13)

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(From page 2)

A detachment of the Mormon Battalion, which had just arrived in the new settlement, built a bowery of pole and brush to accommodate worship services. In time, this bowery was superseded by a larger structure which became known as the Old Tabernacle, a forerunner to the present-day Tabernacle.

Source: The House of the Lord, James E. Talmage, pp. 216-7.

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