On Friday we left for Palmyra. The country we passed through was beautiful. Lots of green forests and farms like below. We passed through Syracuse and stayed in Rochester, NY.
We saw the Palmyra Temple – interesting story told to us by a missionary at the Smith Farm – When they built the Palmyra Temple, Pres. Hinckley thought it would be cool to see the Sacred Grove from the front of the Temple and approached the Palmyra Gov’t folks about cutting the top of a few trees to make it happen. But when they refused, the trees mysteriously got a bug or something and the tops of the trees had to be cut off. So you can see the Temple from the Sacred Grove and vice versa. The other picture is where the Book of Mormon was first published.
The Smith Farm
The Smith Log Cabin and later Home
Room where the plates were hidden several times and then the upstairs room where the Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith
The Hill Cumorah Pageant was a real treat to watch. What a great spirit there is around Palmyra with all the things that transpired there.
Jesus Baptized Tree of Life Vision
Abinidi Burned at Stake Samuel the Lamanite
Christ Visiting America
Mormon with the Plates Moroni buries the plates
Joseph Smith receiving the plates