On this episode, we discuss the historicity of an altercation between Eliza Snow and Emma Hale Smith. Legend has it that Emma saw Eliza who was “heavy with child” kiss Jo and pushed Eliza down the stairs in a fit of jealous rage. It’s common oral tradition passed down for generations, but did it really happen? We dive into where the story came from and what the documentary history can tell us of the supposed incident. History isn’t always so cut and dry.
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Figures of the Past
Nauvoo Mansion and Homestead
FairMormon did Emma push Eliza down the stairs
Emma and Eliza and the Stairs by Beecher, Avery, and Newell
Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Friends, and his Family
Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
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