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“Scenes from Church History,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 247–49

“Scenes from Church History,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 247–49

Scenes from Church History

New York. Ontario Co. Sacred Grove.

Sacred Grove. In these woods near his home, the Prophet Joseph Smith received the First Vision.

New York. Ontario Co. Manchester. Hill Cumorah

Hill Cumorah. The angel Moroni directed Joseph Smith to find the gold plates he had buried in this hill (hill is center right).

Joseph Smith Sr. Cabin

Log House of Joseph Smith Sr. This is a replica of the home where the Smith family once lived.

Grandin Building (NY)

Grandin Press and Print Shop. The first printing of the Book of Mormon took place here.

Pennsylvania. Susquehanna Co. Susquehanna River

Susquehanna River. The Aaronic Priesthood and Melchizedek Priesthood were restored on the banks of this river (see Doctrine and Covenants 13; 128:20).

New York. Seneca Co. Fayette. Peter Whitmer cabin.

Log House of Peter Whitmer Sr. This replica was built on the site where the Church was organized on 6 April 1830.

Kirtland Temple

Kirtland Temple. This was the first temple built in the latter days. Jesus, Moses, Elias, and Elijah restored priesthood keys in this temple.

Missouri. Daviess Co. Adam-ondi-Ahman

Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. Adam, other prophets, and faithful Saints will meet the Savior here before His Second Coming.

Liberty Jail

Liberty Jail. While unjustly imprisoned here, Joseph Smith received the revelation now recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 121–23.

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Carthage Jail. Here the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred on 27 June 1844 (see Doctrine and Covenants 135).

Nauvoo Illinois Temple

Nauvoo Illinois Temple. The Nauvoo Temple, which was destroyed after the Saints left the city in 1846, was rebuilt and dedicated in 2002.

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Brigham Young Home. This is a view of the restored home of Brigham Young in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Handcart pioneers

The Saints Move West. Painting by C. C. A. Christensen

Salt Lake Temple

Salt Lake Temple. The Salt Lake Temple took the Saints 40 years to build.