Nauvoo Temple


My ancestors were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as “Mormons.”  Mobs drove them from their homes in Ohio and Missouri, so they settled in a swamp on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River.  They drained the swamp and built a beautiful city they named “Nauvoo.”   They built the  Nauvoo Temple which overlooked  the river.  Eventually, mobs murdered their leader and drove the people from their homes.  They fled to a new home in the west.

After they had gone, arsonists burned the insides of the temple, then a tornado blew it down.

About a hundred and fifty years later, the temple was rebuilt.  Some of my children chose to be married there, and one of them requested I paint a picture of it for her home.  Not only can she remember her wedding day, but her heritage as well.

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March 3, 2010

Nicole @ 3:01 pm #

Very pretty Daddy!!! I love it and know Jake will as well. How fun.

Sarah @ 3:18 pm #

This is beautiful. It looks like it is glowing. I don’t know how you do that.

Larraine @ 5:28 pm #

I LOVE IT! It’s beautiful – I love the warmth in the building and the dramatic clouds.

Jennifer @ 5:41 pm #

Beautiful…the story and the painting.

Chuck @ 9:24 pm #

Very nice

Christine @ 9:39 pm #

That is a beautiful portrayal of the Nauvoo temple!

March 4, 2010

Susie @ 1:04 am #

What a gorgeous painting!

Beverly Aikins @ 10:26 pm #

One of the most Beautiful paintings I have seen of the Nauvoo Temple.

March 10, 2010

Jared @ 2:31 pm #

what a good looking picture!

April 26, 2010

Elaine S. Vail @ 4:01 pm #

This is one of my favs or yours.

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