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Special Temple Dedication for Children in 1893 (Rare Photos)

Did you know that there were special dedicatory sessions of the Salt Lake Temple set aside just for children?

Primary kids throughout the Church had sacrificed to contribute to the temple that took 40 years to build, so President Wilford Woodruff set aside five special sessions on April 21 and 22, 1893, exclusively for young Primary and Sunday School children. By the end of the five sessions, between 1,300 and 1,400 children and their teachers had attended. Among those attending was a young LeGrand Richards, who would later become a member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Here are two rare images of this historic Church event: 


Special Temple Dedication for Children in 1893 (Rare Photos)*

Special Temple Dedication for Children in 1893 (Rare Photos)*

Images from byustudies.byu.edu, from Wallace B. Broberg and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

For more neat stories like this about the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple, check out Every Stone a Sermon on Deseret Bookshelf.

Lead image from Wikimedia Commons