One of the reasons Aurelia Spencer Rogers wanted to start the first Primary was because many of the young boys in Farmington, Utah were caught stealing watermelons from farmers' fields. The girls were hitching rides on the back of wagons.
Sister Rogers was concerned that the young people were not as righteous as they should be. She and Bishop John W. Hess contacted Eliza R. Snow who discussed the matter with President John Taylor. From these humble beginnings today's LDS Primary organization was born.