Friday, October 12, 2012

Community of Christ

They had scheduled us for a tour of the sights 
around the area owned by the community of Christ.
This was our tour guide, he's a member of the community
of Christ and one of the most knowledgeable people I'd
ever met.  He knew all there was to know about Joseph and
Emma and the history that is so vital to this area.
This is Nauvoo House.  This was supposed to be a 
major hotel, but this is as far as it got, it was never finished.

I remember this location too, when we came with Mom and
Dad.  Such a reverent place, the burial place of Joseph,
Hyrum and Emma.  Such a sad sobering site.
There is a gorgeous view over the headstones, 
so pleasant and peaceful.
You can see the old homestead with the newer addition.
They are really not sure where their final resting place is.
They just put the markers here but there have been several
places known to hold their bodies.  
This shed was a possible place where the bodies might
have been, overlooking the Mississippi River.
An original well.
Our guide talked a great deal about Emma and the 
entertainer she was, not by choice really, and what 
a huge job that must have been for her, given the 
circumstances, tiny kitchen, wood stove, no Costco.
Chris in front of Joseph and Emma's home,
called the "mansion house"
barrels of candy at the little red brick store
This was the final leg of our tour, the red brick store,
this holds very deep roots in our church, this is where the
Relief Society was founded, upstairs, right through those
very windows.  What a special place to be.

1 comment:

  1. What neat history! That's so awesome you got to see all of that!