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“Each cane had a lock of Joseph Smith’s hair set under a small piece of glass and then mounted in silver on top and the name of the man it belonged to engraved on it. Father always told mother to keep the cane by her bed and if she was sick to put it under her pillow and it would be a protection to her.”

Sylvia Scovil Roylance Blair, Pioneer Personal History (Springville, UT: MSS B 289 The Works Progress Administration -Utah Section- Biographical Sketches, ca. 1930-1941, Box 1, Folder 74, 14 July 1939), 3.