Kansas City Missouri Temple dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson

In an area of the United States hallowed by the sacrifices of Latter-day Saints in the late 1830s, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Kansas City Missouri Temple on May 6, the Church’s 137th operating temple.

Clay County, Mo., is one of the most heavy-laden areas of early Mormon history. It was at Liberty, Mo., some six miles slightly northeast of the Kansas temple site, that the Prophet Joseph Smith and several of his Church associates were incarcerated in jail during the winter months of 1838-39.

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