Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Mormons Move To Nauvoo

The Temple In Nauvoo

In April ,1840, large numbers of a religious body known as Latter Day Saints or Mormons, removed from Missouri to Illinois. They had purchased a considerable tract of land located on the east bank of the Mississippi in Hancock County.  ...This land, having been sold to Mormon agents, preparations were immediately made to build here a great city of their faith which was named Nauvoo, signifying either peaceful or pleasant.  [ Historic Illinois]

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