University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Benjamin Pykles

Historic Glass from Block 49, a Mormon Site in the Salt Lake Valley

Research Notes

By: Benjamin Pykles

A hallmark of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the strictly observed health code known as the Word of Wisdom, which prohibits the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and harmful drugs. Less known is that the Word of Wisdom has not always been as strictly adhered to as it is presently. […]