LDS Scene
February 1986

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Feb. 1986, 80

LDS Scene

One of two surviving 1847-vintage log cabins built by early pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley has been restored and opened to the public. The Osmyn M. and William H. Deuel Pioneer Log Home is located on the plaza between the Museum of Church History and Art and the new genealogical library, just west of Temple Square. Osmyn and William Deuel, their wives, and William’s little daughters spent the winter of 1847–48 in the cabin. It was later owned by Albert Carrington, who became a member of the Council of the Twelve. It was in the Deseret Museum from 1912–18, then stood on Temple Square until 1976, when it was stored away, awaiting the move to its present location. It has been equipped with period furnishings.

The log cabin home during the winter of 1847–48

The log cabin home for two families during the winter of 1847–48. (Photography by Eldon Linschoten.)

Primary general president Dwan J. Young has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Involved in Scouting as a mother and as a leader over the past twenty-five years, Sister Young serves on the Cub Scout National Committee and as a member of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts. She has been honored for her service with Scouting’s Silver Beaver award.

The Cayman Islands have been opened to missionary work. The islands, about four hundred miles south of Florida, are part of the Jamaica Kingston Mission. There have already been several baptisms to add to the strength of the tiny branch which already existed there.