Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day Seven: The Road to Carthage

Day Seven

Cousin Emily McMurtry volunteered to get up at zero-dark-thirty to take Karl to the airport in Chicago. She will evermore be a hero in my book.

As we prepared to return home, we decided to visit the jail at Carthage, IL, the site of the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.

They looked at the beautiful Nauvoo Temple one last time, before surrendering themselves into the protective custody of the governor of Illinois. Joseph was ordered to stand trial for the destruction of the newspaper, The Nauvoo Expositor, which had been publishing stories to incite violence against the Latter-day Saint community.