Nauvoo, Illinois is an important historic site for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is one of the cities where early members of the church gathered, made a life for themselves, and built a temple to their God. In 1839, after being persecuted and kicked out of many towns in the midwest, Joseph Smith and his followers settled in a tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River named Commerce, Illinois. It was located close to where Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri come together. Joseph renamed the city Nauvoo, which means “city beautiful” in Hebrew. When they first arrived at the bend in the river…
In Utah, we have a state holiday called Pioneer Day on July 24th. It is to honor the pioneers that settled the Salt Lake Valley. One of the fun places to visit on Pioneer Day is This is the Place Heritage Park.