Several curious tidbits that happened on this day in Mormon History
145 years ago today - May 9, 1874
General conference speakers promote establishment of communitarian "United Orders." Most successful and well-known is Orderville, Utah, where no one owns private property, clothing and houses are standardized, and everyone eats in common dining hall after food is prepared in communal kitchen. Orderville continues in this manner until dissolved in 1885 by instruction of Presidency and Twelve.