Destroying Angels attack Utah in 1877 Armed, legged and winged and fully equipped for war describes the dire situation Utah faced in 1877.  “The destroying angels are abroad”, the Deseret News, the local Salt Lake City, Utah, newspaper reported in …

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In early Salt Lake City, the pioneers were quick to move their furniture outside on a cold winter night to make room for a dance. Dancing, after all, was the best exercise to drive away your cares, so said Brigham Young, the Mormon Church’s second prophet and president.

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