“Contents,” Ensign, Apr. 1985, 1


    April 1985

    Volume 15 Number 4

    On the cover: “Bring Forth the Record,” by Robert Barrett, 20″ by 30″, acrylic, 1985.

    Inside front cover: First Avenue, by Al Rounds, 49″ by 58″, watercolor, 1984.

    A sunset frames the Salt Lake Temple in this view from First Avenue.

    Inside back cover: Nauvoo Scene—Mississippi River from Temple Hill, by Ethel Strauser Paul, 24″ by 36″, oil on canvas, circa. 1930.

    Latter-day Saint settlers came to Commerce, Illinois, in 1839, and in the next eight years turned a desolate swamp on the east bank of the Mississippi River into the thriving Nauvoo. This panoramic view from the temple hill shows farms and houses of the “city beautiful.”