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July 21, 2018


“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.”  That is a bold statement from John Taylor who witnessed the martyrdom first hand.  Other eyewitnesses gave accounts and feelings of the event.  I have put this photo essay together to take you to the Carthage Jail, and to help you feel the emotions of that terrible and fateful week in June of 1844.  (Roll your mouse over the image below and click on the right arrow to move forward after you have read each caption.)

Chuck SanfordJuly 18, 2018

I have been in the room where our leaders were killed, I have put my finger in the hole in the door through which the ball passed that killed Hyrum, I have looked out the window through which Joseph leapt, wounded, to his death---the room testifies to my soul that , here, died the first prophet of this dispensation and his brother, killed by evil men who thought they were doing the world a service, by murdering two of the best men in the history of the world. Thank you so much for bringing back my memories of that room with your pictures.

Scot ProctorJune 27, 2018

Karen, Thank you so much for your tender comment and your note written between 5:15 and 5:17. Yes, Praise to the Man!