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“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 1


August 2001

Volume 31 Number 8

[photos] On the covers: Front and back: Photography by Craig Dimond.

[illustration] Inside front: A Thousand Dollars an Ear, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 36″ x 60″, 1998. Courtesy of Glenn and Mary Potter. Explorer and mountain man Jim Bridger, center, who met with the advance party of Latter-day Saint pioneers headed for the Salt Lake Valley, “considered it imprudent to bring a large population into the Great Basin,” President Brigham Young recorded. The explorer offered $1,000 for proof that corn could be grown there. Replied President Young: “Wait a little, and we will show you” (B. H. Roberts, A Comprehensive History of the Church, 3:201).

[illustration] Inside back: Time to Laugh, by Liz Lemon Swindle, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1998. Courtesy of Repartee Gallery. During a time of peace in Nauvoo, Emma Smith enjoys a moment in play with her children: Julia Murdock Smith, right; Joseph Smith III, top; Frederick Granger Williams Smith, left; and Alexander Hale Smith.