Education: Second Century

One morning in 1850 the fledgling Deseret News carried the announcement that "Elder Woodruff has arrived [from the East] with two tons of school books." With Mormon Woodruff and his books, formal education came to the three-year-old settlement that was to grow into Salt Lake City.

In the same year Mormon Church President Brigham Young incorporated the University of Deseret (Mormon name for the Utah territory), to "teach all nations all useful arts and sciences" with "instruction . . . brought to the level of the laboring classes."

Sunday Best. Brigham Young, who...

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