Friday, 28 August 2015

Nauvoo, Illinois.

The Mormon's leader, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum,
were assassinated here in Nauvoo in 1844.
At the time, Joseph Smith was mayor of Nauvoo.
Earlier the Mormons had been violently driven out of  Kirkland, Ohio, and Gallatin, Missouri.
From here they made their long trek to Utah, to try to evade such persecution.....

They started this temple at that time, but couldn't finish it before they had to leave.
It was finally finished to this impressive standard,
in 2002.

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