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
Setname snowc_sts
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 On July 28, 1878, two large stones, weighing respect-ively 5,600 and 5,020 pounds, were taken from Manti stone quarry, hauled by team to York, the U.C.R.R. terminus then, and shipped to Salt Lake City to be used for tablets in the east and west ends of the Salt Lake City Temple.'" Why did the General Authorities of the L.D.S. Church and President Brigham Young hold so tenaciously to insisting that a Latter-day Saint Temple be built on the Manti stone Quarry if they didn't have the assurance that the Prophet Moroni had dedicated that site for a temple? This test of President Heber C. Kimball's prophecy took place June 25, 1875 at a conference held at Ephraim, Utah. Before the above mentioned conference was held in Ephraim, the residents of the city of Ephraim had quarried enough stone that was suitable to build the foundation for a tenple and this stone had been taken from the Ephraim stone quarry and had been deposited on the spot where the Noyes Building of Snow College now stands. The residents of Ephraim had hoped to have the temple built on the ground where Snow College now stands in the center of Ephraim. This same stone is at the present time still in good condi- tion in the foundation of the Noyes Building at Snow College. Whitney's "Life of Heber C. Kimball" states on page 435, "At the conference held in Ephraim, Sanpete County, June 25, 1875, nearly all the speakers expressed their feelings to have a temple built in Sanpete County, and gave their views as to what point and where to build it, and to show the union that existed, Elder Daniel H. Wells said, 'Manti,' George Q. Cannon, Brigham Young, Jr., John Taylor, Orson Hyde, Erastus Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Lorenzo Young, and A.M. Musser, said, 'Manti stone quarry.' I have given the names in the order in which they spoke. At 4 p.m. that day, President Brigham Young said, 'The Temple should be built on Manti stone quarry.'" I testify from what I have read and have had handed down to me through family tradition and otherwise that Brother Warren S. Snow was an honest man and I believe wholeheartedly his following statement. Whitney's "Life of Heber C. Kimball" says on page 436, "Early on the morning of April 25, 1877, President Brigham Young asked Brother Warren S. Snow to go with him to Temple hill. Brother Snow says, 'We two were alone, President Young took me to the spot where the Temple was to stand. We went to the - 45 -
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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 324205
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324205