This is just another way the first temple in Wyoming is a historic building.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney visited The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' new Star Valley Wyoming Temple here Thursday, part of a special entourage of visitors given a tour of the new edifice prior to the start of the public open house.
Joining the former vice president was Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, who was accompanied by other elected officials flying into Afton’s small airport for the special guest tour conducted by Elder Larry Y. Wilson, general authority Seventy and executive director of the church’s Temple Department.
Cheney, who served under Republican President George W. Bush from 2001-2009 and also served as a U.S. Congressman from Wyoming, called the temple — the church's 154th operating temple but the first in the state — “enormously important.”