“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1985, 3


    November 1985

    Volume 15 Number 11

    On the Cover: View of Salt Lake City, 1985, by Al Rounds, 18″ by 30″, watercolor, 1985.

    Inside Front Cover: Independence, Missouri, 1831, by Al Rounds, 18″ by 24″, watercolor, 1985. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahlander.

    In July 1831, the Prophet Joseph Smith and others arrived at Independence, where the Lord revealed that this was to be Zion, the center place, and that “a spot for the temple” was upon a lot (background) not far from the brick courthouse in the foreground. (See D&C 57:3.)

    Inside Back Cover: Liberty Jail, 1839, by Al Rounds, 18″ by 24″, watercolor, 1985. Courtesy of Elder and Sister Neal A. Maxwell.

    The Prophet Joseph Smith and five companions were imprisoned in Liberty Jail (Missouri) from November 1838 through April 1839, despite lack of evidence against them. In response to Joseph’s plea, “O God, where art thou?” the Prophet, as a prisoner, received the great comforting revelations known as Doctrine and Covenants sections 121 and 122. [D&C 121–122]

    Photography in This Issue features scenes of conference. All conference photography is by Audiovisual Planning and Development, Photo Section: Eldon K. Linschoten, chief photographer; Michael M. McConkie; Marty Mayo; and Wes Taylor.