Elder Russell M. Nelson and wife, Sister Danzel Nelson, observe all the proceedings of the ceremony.
Coverstone awaits being placed upon the southeast cornerstone to cover the time capsule.
Elder Jon M. Huntsman was called out of the audience by President Hinckley to put a little “mud” on the coverstone.
Brother Jim Sorenson Sr. is also called out of the audience by President Hinckley to put a little “mud” on the coverstone.
President Hinckley didn’t waste any time warming the crowd up beyond the morning sun on the southeast corner of the temple.
President Hinckley holds up special commemorative coin before placing it in the box with other items to be placed in the time capsule.
President Hinckley looks on as project manager Ron Prince and temple construction department director Cory Karl get ready to place the time capsule in the cornerstone of the Nauvoo Temple.
Cory Karl and area director for temple construction Vern Hancock heft the heavy coverstone in place so that President Hinckley can place the first mortar.
President Hinckley readies to place some “mud” on the coverstone. No one has had more experience at this than Gordon B. Hinckley.
Close view of President Hinckley placing “mud” in the coverstone.
President Richard W. Winder, Nauvoo Temple President, is invited by President Hinckley to say a few words on his way to the coverstone.
Four mayors stand side by side at the coverstone ceremony. In front (from l to r): Quincy, Illinois Mayor Charles W. Scholz; Nauvoo Mayor Tom Wilson; Keokuk, Iowa Mayor Bob Davis; and Ft. Madison, Iowa Mayor John Wright. C. Angus Henry Belliston, 2nd Counselor in the Temple Presidency stands in the background.
Trowels upon the table with mud spilled upon the base of the coverstone await the construction workers to come and finish off the job.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell and Sister Colleen Maxwell place “mud” upon the coverstone of the Nauvoo Temple.