Wilford Woodruff, Sportsman

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Latter-day Saints are well acquainted with Wilford Woodruff as a missionary, apostle, and as President of the Church. Seldom are they aware of another side of his nature: the avid sportsman. In a letter in an important letterbook recently donated to the Church Archives, however, Wilford Woodruff writes of his long interest in hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. While the letter says little about Church history as such, it reveals much about the interests and personality of President Woodruff. This article reproduces the letter with illuminating footnotes.

 

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