155 years ago today - Mar 1, 1869

[ZCMI opens for business: Wilford Woodruff]

At 9 oclok this Morning I met with the Presidency & 12 at Mr Jennings Store which had been stocked as the first whole Sale dry goods Store of the Cooperative Society [ZCMI].

Our Meeting was for the dedication of this Store unto God. We all knelt before the Lord & Presidt Brigham Young Dedicated the Building unto the Lord naming Evry part & portion of the Building from the foundation to the top thereof. He was followed By George A Smith & Daniel H Wells. Each prayed in their turn. This is the first time I Ever saw A dedication with three Prayers in this Church.

[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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