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May 19, 2019


“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.”  That is a bold statement from John Taylor who witnessed the martyrdom first hand.  Other eyewitnesses gave accounts and feelings of the event.  I have put this photo essay together to take you to the Carthage Jail, and to help you feel the emotions of that terrible and fateful week in June of 1844.  (Roll your mouse over the image below and click on the right arrow to move forward after you have read each caption.)

Maryann TaylorDecember 12, 2018

Have you considered publishing this in book form? It would be wonderful.

ingrid fuhrimanOctober 1, 2018

Have been to these places and thank you greatly for this informative and beautifully done piece. Brought many things to my memory and added a few new pieces too. I will always remember sitting in the window sill at the jail with the sun pouring through the window and my husband pointing to the place on the floor in front of me that had been still stained by Joseph's blood when he went there after completing his mission in the Central States. I can kind of understand the removal of the stain, but it was and still is there in my mind's eye to remind me of the blood he shed for all of us to have the restored Gospel. Praise to the Man indeed.