20 Little-Known Facts About the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple on Its 20th Anniversary

by | Oct. 10, 2016

Mormon Life

Happy anniversary to the 49th temple dedicated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As part of the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Mount Timpanaogos Utah Temple, here are 20 little-known facts about this House of the Lord:

  1. The 20-inch by 30-inch cornerstone box, placed in the cornerstone the day before the Mount Timpanogos Temple dedication, featured a recent edition of the standard works, two books authored by President Hinckley, photographs of general authorities and the local temple committee, temple brochures and programs and Church publications, and newspaper clippings about the temple. Also placed inside were samples of original wall coverings and of original wood moldings used in the temple.
  2. The dedication of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple lasted one week. It featured three sessions on Sunday and four on each of the following days for a total of 27 dedicatory sessions.
  3. More than 800 children’s choirs, from nearly every ward and branch in the temple district, sang near the front entrance to the temple at least once during the open house.
  4. The height of the Mount Timpanogos Temple is 190 feet.
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