Friday, April 15, 2011

Liberty Jail

What crazy person would spend one of three days of vacation touring a jail?  That's me!  Liberty Jail is where the Prophet Joseph Smith was held for six months on trumped up charges in 1838 and then he was released with the other prisoners.  They were held in the basement of this brick jail where not only can a person not stand unless they were incredibly short but also there were only two peep holes with bars for any kind of light from the outside. They are represented by wax figures.
 The jailor would have been upstairs; prisoners below. Notice that the rope was the only way in and out.

This is a replica of the golden plates that Joseph Smith translated into the Book of Mormon from the Egyptian language.

These are some of the historical sites in Missouri that belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  We were able to see at least 3 of them.  Tried to find one of them by this map and got lost and ended up on a hi-way that was not even on the map.

Then the tornado warnings started as we were headed to Adam-ondi-Ahmen.

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