Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Carthage Jail... of Joseph and Hyrum Martyr tour day 10

Carthage Jail in Carthage, Hancock county Illinois. 
It was restored to close to its appearance  of 1844. It sits on a full city block.

Joseph and Hyrum Smith brothers
Martyr "a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. a person put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief,m principle or cause."

inside the visitor center are tributes to these brothers lives

June 27th 1844 they were killed by angry unruly mob of about 150 who stormed
in this jail, which was not a highly secure place.

remarkable grounds of peace. tranquility and time for thought.
A hisorical moment in church history.

inside the jailhouse downstairs.
This was used as a home up until the 1930's 
It wasn't owned by the Mormon church until about then.

upstairs was the jail,  sleeping area


                                                           the stairs are narrow to go up.

                                            this walking stick was in the corner of the room.
                                                      the exact door a shot went through.
                                            The blood on the floor has since been taken off.

                                                Joseph fell out the window on the right.

                  we met in this room as a group as Glen Rawson told us this compelling story.
                          I felt a feeling of heaviness a very strong spirit is in this room.

                                   Painting of...        Joseph and Hyrum as they were driven out of Nauvoo.

 we then ventured to the airport after being spiritually fed beyond our expectations for 10 days.
A trip we will never ever forget. Our convictions so strong to the truthfullness of  the Restoration
of the Gospel in this dispensation.
New friendships made...

im going to add more, but this week is antique show week and time is limited.

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