1)What reason did Tena(the boys mom) in the first chapter tell them about why Mr. Harvey was mean to them?
Answer: Tena, a nice household mom that loves to cook with aunt bertha explained to J.D. and Tom that Mr.Harvey(the man that was digging the hole and installing the water closet in their backyard) was mean to them because he never had any kids of his own and does not know how to treat young boys.

2) Why was 1896 an important ending time and an important beginning time in Utah History?