The history of Z.C.M.I, 1876

-- During 1876
[J. Golden Kimball] After his father died, Golden, only fifteen but the oldest of three children, left school and became a mule driver while is mother sewed for ZCMI and kept boarders. As a mule skinner, Kimball perfected his famous swearing to an art. In 1876 he and his brother Elias took up a ranch in Meadowville in Rich County where, according to Golden, they had nine months winter and three months late fall. While living in Rich County, he helped cut timber during the winter for use in the construction of the Logan Temple and also worked for a time as superintendent of a lumber mill. (1)

In 1876 many of the several departments were consolidated under a single roof. The impressive three-story brick-and-iron facade of ZCMI stretched long down Salt Lake City's Main Street. (2)

-- Oct 7, 1877
John Taylor: Elected director of ZCMI 7 October 1877. (3)

-- Dec 10, 1877
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 10 I received No 51 and wrote No 57. I met with the Board of Z.C.M.I. at the Monthly Meeting for the Transacting of Business. (4)

-- Jan 3, 1878
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Jan 3d 1878 I Attended a Meeting of the board of Directors of the Z.C.M.I. at 10 oclok And at 2 oclok Eleven of the Twelve Apostles met at the Council Room and discussed the subject of setling the Accounts of the Esstate of President Brigham Young. Nearly all the Quorum expressed their views upon it. /See Council Journal.

/Received 69 & wrote 85. (4)

1 - Utah History Encyclopedia: J. Golden Kimball,
2 - Utah History Encyclopedia: ZCMI,
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
4 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
LDS History Chronology: Z.C.M.I

Mormon Timeline: Z.C.M.I