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As early leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent missionaries beyond the United States and as members traveled or established settlements abroad, many international events became connected to the history of Church.

Locations in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom — England, Wales and Scotland — along with islands in Tonga, are part of this list of 10 worldwide sites associated to events in Church history — but they may not be as well-known. A bonus site in England — connected to the translation of King James Bible — is included.

1. Cardston, Alberta, Canada

In 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada, and he took a group from Utah to explore the area.

The next year, he returned to Canada with 10 families and established a colony named Card’s Town. He was the first mayor, according to the Cardston Historical Society.

A historical marker in front of the Cards’ restored home notes “It was one of the first buildings in the new townsite and remained for many years the center of Cardston’s development.”

A monument on the outskirts of town marks the site where the first group of families entered Canada. “In a driving rain, each member of the group of eight families added a rock to the pile, and they all gave three cheers for their new home and religious freedom,” the plaque on the monument notes.

2. John Taylor sites in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

When Parley P. Pratt arrived in Toronto, Ontario, in 1836, one of the places he visited was the home of John and Lenora Taylor. They had a wood-turning shop next to their home, according to the account in “Sacred Places, Vol. 1,” edited by LaMar C. Berrett.

The 68-story Scotia Tower and Plaza, and the Bank of Nova Scotia, in downtown Toronto now occupy the block where the Taylor home and shop once stood.

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