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“Contents,” Ensign, May 2006, 1


May 2006

Volume 36, Number 5

On the cover: Front: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen. Back: Photograph by Craig Dimond.

Inside front cover: City Creek, by Al Rounds. © Al Rounds, may not be copied. A depiction of the Salt Lake Temple in about 1893 features one of four mills on City Creek, northeast of the temple. This mill processed silk that had been sent from the Saints in St. George, Utah. President Brigham Young promoted the raising of silkworms as a home industry to provide fabric for clothing.

Inside back cover: Esther’s Doll from 1856, by Dan Speakman. © Dan Speakman, may not be copied. Between 1856 and 1860, nearly 3,000 people in 10 handcart companies traveled to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were emigrants from Wales and Scandinavia. Handcarts proved to be a less expensive and faster means of travel than wagons. June 9, 2006, marks the 150th anniversary of the first handcart company leaving Iowa City, Iowa.

Conference photography: Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Amber Clawson, Rod Boam, Joel Remke, and Candelaria Atalaya; in Korea by Lee Hyun Kyu and Lee Min Hee; in Mexico by Cristian Barragan; in the Philippines by Athley Barba Glori; in Uruguay by Abel Gómez; and in Missouri, USA, by Brent Jones.