Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Founding of the Church of the Latter Day Saints

DSC01755, originally uploaded by cameronduff.

This story may well be entirely apocryphal, but legend has it that Joseph Smith the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, was pushed across the high plains in a wheel-barrow by his seven wives each taking turns, all the while looking for a suitable site for the founding of his new church and a place to worship and pro-create free of hardship and persecution. Apparently he was wheeled in this barrow up to the mountain overlooking the great salt lake and promptly declared "this is the place". And so a city was born. The wheel barrow has sadly been lost to history.


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