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Donny Osmond and family visit Nauvoo

September 11, 2012
source: Keokuk's Daily Gate

Photo from Keokuk's Daily Gate.

MR says: Donny said of his visit: “I am humbled and touched to be reminded of the sacrifices of my ancestors who came through this beautiful place. They surely must have had strong faith to endure the hardships they suffered coming here, building this great city, then having to literally walk away to the Rocky Mountains.”

Donny Osmond, his wife, Debbie, and sons Chris and Josh visited the historic Mormon sites in Nauvoo and Carthage, Ill., recently on their way home.

In Carthage, the Osmond family stood in a dimly lit room in the Carthage Jail where Mormon prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned.

Smith was shot and killed in the room on June 27, 1844, by a mob that supposedly was threatened by the rapid growth of the Mormon population and that seemed to resent some of the claims of the Mormon faith.

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