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Kanesville Tabernacle, Council Bluffs

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  • It was closed because of COVID. I really wanted to tour it. I drove around it and it looked like it would have been interesting. DARN 
    It was closed because of COVID. I really wanted to tour it. I drove around it and it looked like it would have been interesting. DARN  more »
  • Recreation of the Kanesville Tabernacle, originally constructed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hold a conference to reorganize the First Presidency 3 years after the....  more
    Recreation of the Kanesville Tabernacle, originally constructed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to hold a conference to reorganize the First Presidency 3 years after the....  more »
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  • An interesting story of Mormon history that few know about. After the death of the founder, Joseph Smith, there was no prophet-leader for many years. Brigham Young led the church west as the leader of the 12 Apostles. As the Saints wintered at Council Bluffs, Young had a vision that it was time to have a church elect a President/Prophet again. To treat this event with respect and decorum, 200 Mormon Pioneers spent two and a half weeks building a large log-cabin like hall where everyone could assemble within to witness the restoration of the Church Presidency. The building lasted two years and was torn down. Over a hundred years later the Pottawattamie County Mormon Trails Association recreated the building and then donated it to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Missionaries on site will share this story and many more when you visit.
  • I enjoyed the tour and move. Everything is free. Clean restrooms. Happy people here. Sacred sites restored.

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