October 2001

“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 1


October 2001

Volume 31, Number 10

On the covers: Front and back: Photography by Steve Bunderson.

Inside front: Coming of the Gulls, by Goff Dowding, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1947. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. In the early summer of 1848, as pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley were struggling to raise their crops, a pestilence of insects dubbed “Mormon crickets” began laying waste to their fields. Fires, trenches filled with water, and attacks with brooms and clubs could not stop the hordes of insects. The pioneers’ deliverance came as flocks of seagulls arrived to devour the crickets. The work of the gulls went on for days, and the crops were saved.

Inside back: The Brother of Jared, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 1996.