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My wife and I returned a few days ago from an LDS Church history tour, beginning in Boston and ending in Kirtland, OH.  This trip had a special meaning for us because of our pioneer heritage.  My wife's family came from Ireland, England, and Denmark.  My family came from Czechoslovakia, England, and Sweden.  The Bloods came to Massachusetts from England in the early 1600s.  The others came in the Mormon migration in the 1800s.  The Mormon pioneers endured incredible sacrifices, privation, and persecution, never wavering in their faith.  We are who we are today because of our heritage and the faith of our pioneer ancestors.  Our tour was ably organized and guided by Webb Tours of Salt Lake City.  Contact them at this link for further details.

To start at the beginning of the tour, scroll down to the oldest post and continue from there to the newest post.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Photos at Joseph Smith Birthplace Site in Sharon VT

I was pleased to find that my colleague from BYU who had an office across the hall from me was the director of the Joseph Smith Birthplace site where he is serving a volunteer mission for the LDS Church.  The monument itself is notable for being a 38 ft. shaft of solid polished marble, one foot for each year of Joseph Smith's life.

An earlier visit in 1966, 42 years ago.  Seems like it was yesterday.  Dwight and four kids, miniscule photo.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

The interesting thing about the monument (obilisk?) is that the sun can shine directly on the very top of it, and the glitter is incredible. I have a picture somewhere in my files that shows the phenomenon.