Persident Hinckley called the time of the groundbreaking a "happy day" in Nauvoo "where it all
really began. It will have great historic significance.
This temple and the Angel Moroni face toward the Mississippi River and the West unlike all the other temples which face East. It was dedicated June 27th 2002 (note June 27th is the date Joseph and Hyrum were killed).
Joseph and Emma's Mansion house
Joseph smith jr. began construction 1841
It was used to entertain guests giving visitors free room and board.
It became to expensive and turned it into a hotel.
After Joseph and Hyrums death they were viewed here approx. 10,000 people.
Emma and her children lived here until 1869.
In 1918 Frederick A. Smoth, Josephs grandson deeded the Mansion to the RLDS church.
It remains in their ownership along with the cemetary.
Temperatures 70's, this date was Sept. 15th 2015
Nauvoo was also named Commerce
I'm only showing a few places in the historic area
we did have dinner buffet at the Hotel Nauvoo in town and a play.
If your here for a short time it's ideal.
How a log home would be constructed.
This is a replica
a common well
Many couple missionaries serving in Nauvoo are from Utah.
The missionary couples put on a plays in the evening in the town of Nauvoo, 4 nights a week.
Planting of the tulips...like hundreds and hundreds get planted
by a college group. They throw the colors in randomly.
These are photo's just off my camera. I also took photo's with my phone which i will need to learn to download onto the computer one day. This was day 9.