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“Contents,” Ensign, Apr. 1979, 1

Ensign

April 1979

Volume 9 Number 4

On the cover: At this Crooked River site, Mormon militia under David W. Patten and state militia under Samuel Bogart clashed in a predawn battle, 25 October 1838. Elder Patten, a member of the Council of the Twelve, was fatally wounded in the encounter. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.

Inside front cover: Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem, by Grant Romney Clawson, enlarged reproduction of an original by Harry Anderson, oil on canvas, 112″ by 95″, Temple Square Visitors’ Center North.

Inside back cover: An aerial view of the temple lot in Independence, Missouri, looking west toward Kaw township. It was in Kaw township that Bishop Edward Partridge distributed Church lands to the gathering Saints in the early 1830s, putting the law of consecration into practice. The cluster of tall buildings on the horizon, twelve miles from the temple lot, is the business center of Kansas City, Missouri. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.