145 years ago today - Jun 11, 1878

This was a great Day on the occasion of the old Folks Excursion. ...

Prizes were distributed as follows ... to 4 persons femals who had Yoked & unyoked 2 yoke of Oxen & driven them across the plains Also to 5 oldest persons who had drawn a hand Cart across the plains. The next prizes were to Old Ladies who had 20 Children & Ann Moses 65 years of age married 50 years had born 21 Children. Elizabeth Taylor had born 14 Children & had 600 Grand Children & Great Grand Children. P Green Taylor 51 years of age took the prize as having the most Children of any one man in the Company number 36. Wilford Woodruff took the prize as having Baptized & brought the most people into the Church numbering over 2,000.

A foot race was run By Wm. Barnes 89, Elias Adams 86, & Thomas Edwards 86, 100 yards. Thomas Edwards took the prize. ...

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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