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Thursday, August 1, 2013

This is the (right) Place…

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Joseph Smith, Jr.  and Brigham Young depicted looking westward from the Mississippi River as

Brigham holds the symbol plans of the route.

Joseph Smith Jr. died in 1844,  and BY lead the body of the church there as the President of the Quorum of 12 Apostles who were administering the church.

He became President of the LDS Church in early winter 1847.

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From the mouth of what would be come to be known as  “Emigration Canyon”, Brigham Young looked out on the valley and declared that it was the right place.

He claimed to have seen it in vision or dream, and recognized it on sight.

Up to the point he looked out the wagon canvas, he’d not been watching as he was quite ill.

This monument is just south of the University of Utah off South 8th and above Foothill Dr.

There’s a zoo across the street, and I gotta tell you – it’s an odd experience to be sitting in the middle of a high mount desert and hear the sounds of a bunch of seals barking.  🙂

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Numerous acknowledgements to the various other discoverers and early settlers of the inter-mountain region are around the base and sides of the monument which this image caps.

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posted by lstavast at 3:57 PM  

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