TOUR M76 – Missouri/Nauvoo/Winter Quarters
Departs Saturday June 14, scheduled to return to Salt Lake City Friday evening, June 20, 2014 – 7 glorious days, 6 nights
Quite nice! Always clean & comfortable, very adequate for our short-time needs. All are clean and very comfortable! Swimming pool most nights.
Deluxe continental breakfasts at all motels, tasty hot lunches served in restaurants or at some sites such as Adam-ondi-Ahman, and wonderful buffets for dinners. Great food is plentiful and so have been the compliments on past tours!
Sessions at the beautiful Nauvoo Temple. Baptisms for the dead also possible; a number of Melchizedek Priesthood brethren from the tour could be required to assist in order to do baptisms.
Inspirational lecture about the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the monument in Washington Park where it took place in Quincy, Illinois. Optional sessions in the beautiful, rebuilt Nauvoo Temple! Spend 2 nights and most of 3 days in this compelling area visiting restored Pioneer homes & shops, an emotional visit to Carthage Jail, and enjoying the most delightful Pioneer entertainment imaginable. Memorable wagon ride at Mt. Pisgah on actual wagon trails used by the pioneers. Also see where temporary pioneer settlers camped, built cabins, sod huts, etc. An unforgettable experience!
Each tour day starts with a hymn and a prayer and ends the same way. Presentations on the bus while traveling between the sites are inspiring and informative. As much as practical, sites are visited in historical order to make this complex history easier to understand and remember. This tour will be hosted by Jay McCarthy, an outstanding scholar and enjoyable tour guide. A husband and father of 3 young children, Jay’s enthusiasm for this tour and history are sure to enlighten and inspire. Many returning tour members have commented about how pleased and amazed they were with Jay’s vast knowledge of this intricate and immense history.
Starts in Independence Missouri and ends at Winter Quarters Nebraska (Omaha). In-between, more than 25 important church history sites are visited while gliding 900 miles through Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska in a deluxe air-conditioned bus. Carefully-prepared vignettes and other presentations are given regarding the sites and the people who lived there. Tour members who wish to participate, are invited to thoughtfully present these insightful and accurate portrayals and histories. Optional session in the Nauvoo Temple–one of the most beautiful temples in the world! This is truly a superior tour at a modest price. We hope you and your family can join us!
Some Sites Visited, by State
Western Missouri: Independence, Richmond, Liberty, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Hannibal
Illinois: Quincy, Green Plains, Warsaw, Nauvoo, and Carthage
Iowa: Locust Creek Camp #2 (Come, Come, Ye Saints), Garden Grove temporary settlement, Mt. Pisgah temporary settlement, Kanesville Tabernacle
Nebraska: Winter Quarters pioneer cemetery and Winter Quarters Temple
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