Old Moroni Tabernacle

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Old Moroni Tabernacle
Description OLD MORONI TABERNACLE Venice F. Anderson Moroni, Utah Senior division Second Honorable Mention Historical Essay Twenty-seven years ago, an eighty year old resident of Moroni, Utah, hobbled to the fence surrounding a burning building he loved and gasped, "I saw this built - I've come to see it go." The beautiful gothic style Moroni L.D.S. Tabernacle was built in 1879. Its massive stone walls and high roof became a monument to its builders and a place of refuge to those who found solace in worshipping therein. It was swept with uncontrollable fire on April 22, 1950, and fell to rubble the same day. All available fire fighting equipment was brought into use to stay this holocaust, but the flames were whipped by strong winds and the old Taber-nacle was brought to her doom by evening. Tired, saddened, and shocked townsmen finally turned homeward. I was among those who had watched the awful destruction and meditated long hours on the value and use of the building as a place of worship. It was built by Mormon pioneers and cost very little in money. Their homes had been built first because of the necessity of shelter, but they had been built hurriedly and quite poorly and were not improved until a place to gather and be taught was completed. This was to be the Moroni Tabernacle. Slowly and laboriously rocks and timber were brought to the site by horses and ox teams where well-trained masons and carpenters shaped the walls and constructed a building for future generations. The steeple stood those many years as a sentinel of light and truth. It could be seen in any direction upon entering this valley. A bell hung majestically in its tower. -105-
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Identifier 115_Old Moroni Tabernacle.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324852
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