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“[It] fascinated me. I hadn’t realized that there must have been a beauty parlor in the Garden of Eden to do Eve’s hair or that Adam had mastered the science of metallurgy, for he was freshly shaved (was there also a barber shop?). Equally amazing was evidence that in their brief period on earth, Adam and Eve had mastered the textile-making skills; they had spun and woven cloth, and had sewed it into handsome robes.”

Samuel W. Taylor, Letter to Richard H. Cracroft (Cracroft Collection: Correspondence with Samuel W. Taylor, ca. 1992); see Mormon Mavericks: Essays on Dissenters (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 15 April 2002), 324-325.