In Carthage Jail
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“In Carthage Jail,” New Era, May 2005, 49

In Carthage Jail

One of my greatest experiences with Church history was at Carthage Jail. We had a tour of the jail and learned what happened there. As I saw the bullet hole in the door of the room where Hyrum Smith was killed and the window that Joseph Smith fell from, tears came to my eyes. Just thinking that Joseph and his brother, Hyrum, two great men of God, had stood in that room overwhelmed me.

Now I have a better appreciation and understanding about what Joseph and others went through so we can have the true gospel and, if we are righteous, live with God again.

  • Kellieann Burton is a member of the Muscatine Ward, Iowa City Iowa Stake.

Photograph by Craig Dimond