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Published: Tuesday, March 29 2011 6:00 a.m. MDT

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Tracy Hall Jr
Provo Canyon, Utah

Long straight boards for the pipes, free from knots and resin, were provided by Robert Gardner, Jr. from a stand of tall yellow pine near Pine Valley, Utah, 34 miles north of St. George. Robert also supplied lumber for the St. George tabernacle and temple and the distinctive Pine Valley chapel.
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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and my late father-in-law, John Hale Gardner, are among Robert's thousands of descendants.

Before he was called by Brigham Young to help settle St. George, Robert and his brother Archie had a lumber operation in Mill Creek Canyon. One winter day Robert was climbing up the sliding place when someone sent down a log. It tore a 4 x 6-inch flap of flesh from his right leg, to the bone. He was helped down the canyon to Neff's Mill, where Orrin Porter Rockwell helped him pour whiskey and molasses in the wound. At Gardner's home, Rockwell put fine salt on bone and replaced the flap, then helped hold Robert while he stitched himself.
(source: Robert's autobiography, 1884, 1980)

Tracy Hall Jr
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Honest Abe
Salt Lake City, UT

An amazing instrument and a joy to listen!

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

"However, Henrichsen noted that in the 1800s, when the restoration of the church unfolded," (you can't "restore" something that wasn't there to begin with. The LDS Church was Organized/Created in the 1800's, nothing more nothing less).

The organ is a beautiful instrument and lovely to listen to. At least the early Mormons didn't ban Music - that would have been just one too many tragedies among so many others.

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