Thursday, October 31, 2013


Our time is almost over and there are so many more things I wanted to share with you. 

The brickyard.  This is actually a pottery kiln out front.

Jonathan Browning's home and gun shop.

Lyon Drug.
Wilford Woodruff''s home.  Eight rooms and eight fireplaces.
Willard Richard's home.
Temple missionary housing.  There are 24 buildings providing 60 apartments.  They were built of Nauvoo brick, in the Federalist style, to fit into the Nauvoo landscape.

 The ruins of Thomas Sharp's printing office in Warsaw.
I'm not sure who this little guy is but we found him down by the Mississippi in Warsaw.
Elder Knudsen was quite excited to find this statue in a park in Warsaw.  Does she look familiar?  She's just like the one we have in Washington Park at home.  

Our tornado shelter (in our basement).  Some of our new missionaries saw tornado watches on their phones (we're supposed to wait for the tornado sirens to go off but they didn't know that.)  We came home from our site that day and found 18 people in our house.  It was quite exciting until we found out there was no danger.
The original road to Carthage.

David's Chamber - Joseph's youngest son was born after his father was martyred.  He used to go to this beautiful place to write music and poetry.
The old Cyprus tree - planted in 1857 - it is the oldest tree in Nauvoo. 
It's roots grow above ground.
The old stone bridge.

The "red door".  It is located in Webster which used to be known as Ramus.  This is all that is left of the first LDS church meetinghouse in Illinois.  Ramus is where Joseph received the 130 & 131 sections of the Doctrine & Covenants.

The barges on the Mississippi.
The American Lotus.  It covers the Mississippi with lily pads in the spring.
In the summer they turn into a mass of beautiful white flowers.
In the fall they turn into these really cool seed pods that make really pretty Christmas decorations.
There are hundreds of different kinds of flowers and trees in Nauvoo.  I took tons of pictures but here are just a few.


And sooooooo many more.  You will just have to come to Nauvoo in person and see for yourself what an amazing place this is.


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