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The upstairs has both bedrooms and an interview area. Brigham Young only lived in this winter home three to five months of the year. When at the home he was usually accompanied by his wife, Harriet Amelia Folsom Young who served as hostess for social events.
It's not completely clear who stayed in which of the women's' bedrooms. Some may have been occupied by workers who tended the house. This spinning wheel is but one example of the different types of furnishings seen in these bedrooms.
This large room was used by Brigham Young as a bedroom, sitting room, office and study. It was probably in this room that he dictated letters and telegrams to his family and associates in Salt Lake City (he was responsible for stringing telegraph wires throughout the region so he could keep in contact). This bedroom was added after Brigham Young purchased the house. Some of the original glass is still in place in the windows.
On the massive four-poster bed is an interesting reversible double-weave coverlet which was made in 1838. On the floor is an original rag-weave rug.
It is easy to imagine callers awaiting their turns to talk with Brigham Young here in the upstairs hall.
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