The Prophet Moroni Dedicated the Site of the Manti Temple

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
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Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title The Prophet Moroni Dedicated the Site of the Manti Temple
Description THE PROPHET MORONI DEDICATED THE SITE OF THE MANTI TEMPLE! Gerald Henrie Provo, Utah First Honorable Mention Essay Father Isaac Morley and others were trying to decide in the spring of 1850 on a suitable place to recommend to President Brigham Young as a site for a Latter-day Saint Temple, when my great grandmother, Betsy Bradley, and her three-year-old son, Hyrum, saw a personage in white on a white horse mysteriously appear on the hill to the north- east of Manti and then just as mysteriously disappear. Others may have seen this same manifestation. Great Grandma Bradley told about this mysterious appearance to everyone who desired to listen and one of the Sagas of the Sanpitch was born: Everyone said, "This personage dressed in white on the white horse is the same personage that constrained Father Morley to point with a prophetic finger to an eminence rising in the distance and say, 'There is the termination of our journey; in close proximity to that hill, God willing, we will build our city,' and that person is the Prophet Moroni! And he wants a Latter-day Saint Temple buil on the Manti stone quarry!" The settlers of the Sanpitch had shown how the power of the Lord is manifested to a people and had seen the fruita- tion of their Saga fulfilled in the summer of 1850 in the words on page 436 of Orson F. Whitney's "Life of Heber C. Kimball": "One of the Elders laboring in the Manti Temple writes: 'In an early day when President Young and party were making the location of the settlement here, President Heber C. Kimball, prophesied that the day would come when a temple would be built on this hill. Some disbelieved and doubted the possibility of even making a settlement here. Brother Kimball said, "Well, it will be so, and more than that the rock will be quarried from that hill to build it with, and some of the stone from that quarry will be taken to help complete the Salt Lake Temple." - 44 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324204
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324204