There is an old bit of history being repeated in West C. Hammond's letter to this column on Tuesday, Dec. 2. On Oct. 27, 1838, Lilburn Boggs, governor of Missouri, said almost the very same words as Mr. Hammond is now saying.
But I have to ask Mr. Hammond this question. Before the Mormons came to the Utah Territory, it was totally desert, and there was a remark made by Jim Bridger that no one could possibly live in the Utah area. But the Mormons proved that they could live here by making the Salt Lake Valley "bloom like a rose."
Iola M. Headlee