Why does the article say the first tabernacle was built in 1867, but the caption
on the photograph says the "2nd tabernacle, which replaced the original,
was built in 1867. Which one was built in 1867 the first or the 2nd. I would
think it would be the 1st one. For those who write historical articles, I would
think it is imperitive that thay get their facts right before having the article
printed in the newspaper. This reporter needs to be reassigned to an area where
facts are not so important. Sorry, but that is the way I feel. I don't mean to
be a hard case, but it is very frustrating when someone who is supposed to be
expert in their area, doesn't seem to be very expert after all. Desnews, I hope
you print this and please have your reporter review this post. Thank you.
panamadesnews - Thanks for catching that. The article was not wrong, the caption
in the archives was wrong. It has been fixed.
Thanks for the good article...it's good to see that the LDS Church is concerned
about helping to uncover and restore history. It is so important for us to know
where our roots come from and what our pioneer ancestors did to make this a
great place to live and raise our families. Please keep us up to date on what
they find with this project. "If we don't know where we've been, we don't
know where we're going". This is bridging the gaps between generations.
How about a picture of the old tabernacle? Surely one exists if it was torn
down in 1919...
I doubt anything earthshaking will come out of the excavation (no pun intended)
and I know the accuracy of the article will not keep me up nights. It will be
interesting to know about the construction of the basement and I look forward to
reading about it this spring. I've heard stories about things that were
discovered in the lower levels of BY Academy when it finally dodged the wrecking
ball and became the magnificent library the city now enjoys. Perhaps there will
be a few items of note in the foundation of the "old meetinghouse".
Most importantly, this project will be an outdoor classroom for students in
BYU's archeology department. Have fun!