Joseph Smith Joins Mormons in Quincy, Illinois Which Smith Renames Nauvoo

Joseph Smith Joins Mormons in Quincy, Illinois Which Smith Renames Nauvoo

Joseph Smith
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

Joseph Smith, having escaped from jail in Missouri, joins other Mormons in the town of Quincy, Illinois. Smith renamed the town to "Nauvoo," which he claimed was Hebrew for "beautiful location".

This is ironic since the location itself is little more than a swamp, filled with mosquitoes. The Mormon community experiences regular epidemics of malaria.

 

Video

American Prohpet

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Constantinople Captured by Ottoman Turks, Ending the Roman Empire
McGowan v. Maryland: Court Rules Sunday Closing Laws Are Constitutional
Elkhart v. Brooks: Court Upholds Unconstitutionality of 10 Commandments Monument
Mt. Everest Scaled for First Time by Edmond P. Hillary of New Zealand
Braunfeld v. Brown: Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania's Blue Laws Are Constitutional