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Manti in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Manti Temple

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, July 9, 2011
1. The Manti Temple Marker
Inscription. On April 25 1877, the pioneer colonizers of Manti -- the fourth community established in Utah -- began taking form the south side of this hill the oolite stone from which to build their temple. The third of these sacred edifices erected in Utah, it was begun before the other two were completed.

When the site was dedicated, Brigham Young, who planned the structure, announced that no money was to be spent for labor. Consequently many months of labor were donated by skilled workmen, which together with contributions of materials and money made possible the completion of the building.

The temple's construction was carefully and tastefully executed, the workmanship, decoration, and furnishing representing a high quality of skill and design. One outstanding feature of the interior is a beautiful spiral staircase which extends to the top floor.

Eleven years in construction, the Manti Temple was completed May 21, 1888 at a cost of one million dollars. It stands as a monument to the thrift, industry, and self-sacrifice of these early Mormon colonists.

The public is invited to visit the temple grounds.
 
Erected by Utah State Road Commission.
 
Location. 39° 16.381′ N, 111° 38.094′ 
The Manti Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, July 9, 2011
2. The Manti Temple Marker
W. Marker is in Manti, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of East 500 North Street (U.S. 89) and North 100 East Street, on the right when traveling north on East 500 North Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manti UT 84642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Manti Pioneers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sesquicentennial 1849 – 1999 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Patten House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Log Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manti City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (approx. half a mile away); Manti Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manti.
 
Also see . . .  Manti Utah Temple. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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The Manti Temple and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. The Manti Temple and Marker
The Manti Temple image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
4. The Manti Temple
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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