Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book Review: The Beehive House

This is the second book I read with regards to the Beehive House.  Both from the book exchange at our ward.
This book was published  by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1978. It doesn't have sketches but actual photos of the Lion House.  It also uses about half of the book and provides a history of the Church, a history of Brigham Young,  Westward migration, the coming of the railroad.  It includes sections on the Salt Lake Temple and the Tabernacle.  Also pioneer culture.  It mentions the Handcart Pioneers. One thing I found interesting was a conversation of the role irigation played in the taming of the valleys.  My Great-great grandfather helped build the first irrigation ditch to carry water to the West side of Salt Lake Valley out of the Jordan River, Beckstead Canal in South Jordan.