Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History June 8-14

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June 12, 1831 – John Whitmer, called as Church historian, begins to write a history of the Church he calls the Book of John Whitmer. June 1839 – The first house erected by the Saints in Commerce was raised by Theodore Turley. June 12, 1847 – The advance part of pioneers reached the North Platte River crossing about four hours ahead of a wagon party of Missourians heading west.  They built a raft and made some good money by ferrying the Missourians across the river. June 12, 1983 – The first stake in Fuji is organized at...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History June 1-7

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June 1828 – Martin Harris lost the manuscript which he had obtained contrary to the will of the Lord. It consisted of 116 written pages translated from the plates by Joseph Smith, jun., and has never since been recovered. June 5, 1833 – George A. Smith hauled the first load of stone for the construction of the Kirtland Temple, and Hyrum Smith and Reynolds Cahoon commenced digging the trench for the walls. June 5, 1847 – William Clayton begins to leave markers every ten miles along the trail the remainder of the journey for the benefit of oncoming parties.  Also, the second group of pioneers left Winter Quarters for the Rocky Mountains.  Often referred to as the “Big Company,” they were led by Parley P. Pratt and John Taylor. June 5, 1861 – Gustave Chaprix arrives in Brussels as the first missionary to...

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