Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History March 11-17

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Far West

March 14, 1838 – Headquarters of the Church was established in Far West, Mo.

March 17 1842 – Joseph Smith organized the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, with Emma Smith, Sarah Cleveland, and Elizabeth Ann Whitney as its presidency, to look after the poor and sick.

March 1944 – The church announced the purchase of Spring Hill in Missouri, known in Church history as Adam-ondi-Ahman.  Final deeds for the purchase were dated June 27, 1944, the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  The deed to the land was passed on to the Church by Eugene Johnson, whose family had been in possession of the property for a century.

March 12, 1961 – The first non-English-speaking stake of the Church was organized at the Hague in the Netherlands.

March 15, 1970 – The first stake in Asia was organized in Tokyo, Japan.

March 12, 1995 – Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley was ordained and set apart as the 15th President of the Church.

Taken from  Church Chronology by Andrew Jenson, image from

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