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Nauvoo Bell

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
1. Nauvoo Bell Marker
Inscription. The Nauvoo Bell originally hung in the temple that Church members built in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s. The Saints removed the bell in 1846 when they were forced to leave Illinois because of persecution. Following instructions from Brigham Young, the second company of pioneers carried the bell to the Salt Lake Valley. During their journey, they rang the bell to signal daybreak and departure and to warn that night sentries were on duty. The bell is now rung hourly as symbol of religious freedom and is heard on KSL Radio.

This monument honors the Relief Society, an organization founded on 17 March 1842 for women of the Church. The bell tower was built with donations from Relief Society members to mark the organizationís centennial.
 
Location. 40° 46.204′ N, 111° 53.617′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from S Temple Street. Touch for map. Marker and referenced Nauvoo Bell Monument are located inside the Mormon Temple Square, near the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Primary Childrenís Hospital (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian
Nauvoo Bell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
2. Nauvoo Bell Monument
(about 600 feet away); Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother (about 700 feet away); In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers (about 700 feet away); Hotel Utah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Smith Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
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1. Story of the Nauvoo Bell. The bell hung for only a short time in the Nauvoo Temple. Pressure from unfriendly neighbors forced the Saints to evacuate the city, leaving the bell behind. Thereafter, it was apparently taken from the temple and laced in a local protestant church... one stormy night men gathtered in secret and without horses pulled the wagon to the Church and lowered the Bell, pushed and pulled the wagon by hand to the edge of the Mississippi River... (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nauvoo Temple. The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church's first temple was completed in Kirtland, Ohio, United States, in
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
3. Nauvoo Bell
1836. When the main body of the church was forced out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in the winter of 1846, the church attempted to sell the building, finally succeeding in 1848. The building was damaged by fire and a tornado before being demolished. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 306 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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