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100-year-old marker is a 'witness to the witnesses'

For a century now, a granite monument has stood near the grave site of Oliver Cowdery, preserving his name and those of David Whitmer and Martin Harris on respective panels of the four-sided monument. The three men, in fulfillment of prophecy in 2 Nephi 27:12, were privileged to behold the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated, shown to them by an angel of God.

The Prophet Joseph Smith was with them on that day in 1829. His name is on the remaining side of the monument, for he too is a witness.

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