Long straight boards for the pipes, free from knots and resin, were provided by
Robert Gardner, Jr. from a stand of tall yellow pine near Pine Valley, Utah, 34
miles north of St. George. Robert also supplied lumber for the St. George
tabernacle and temple and the distinctive Pine Valley chapel.(source: bit
dot ly slash ftH9Tv)Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and my late
father-in-law, John Hale Gardner, are among Robert's thousands of
descendants.Before he was called by Brigham Young to help settle St.
George, Robert and his brother Archie had a lumber operation in Mill Creek
Canyon. One winter day Robert was climbing up the sliding place when someone
sent down a log. It tore a 4 x 6-inch flap of flesh from his right leg, to the
bone. He was helped down the canyon to Neff's Mill, where Orrin Porter Rockwell
helped him pour whiskey and molasses in the wound. At Gardner's home, Rockwell
put fine salt on bone and replaced the flap, then helped hold Robert while he
stitched himself.(source: Robert's autobiography, 1884, 1980)Tracy Hall Jrhthalljr'gmail'com
An amazing instrument and a joy to listen!
"However, Henrichsen noted that in the 1800s, when the restoration of the
church unfolded," (you can't "restore" something that wasn't
there to begin with. The LDS Church was Organized/Created in the 1800's,
nothing more nothing less).The organ is a beautiful instrument and
lovely to listen to. At least the early Mormons didn't ban Music - that would
have been just one too many tragedies among so many others.