LDS tabernacles represent center of religious, community life

by | Jun. 13, 2012

News from Utah

One summer Ron Smith, the main researcher on the oral histories of Mormon tabernacles, and his family were on their way to Fish Lake when his father had them stop at an old church building.

“We were all anxious to get to the lake, it was our summer vacation, and it wasn’t even Sunday,” said Smith, who has a doctorate in public affairs and distance education instructor for Brigham Young University-Idaho, who was just a boy at the time. “But it turns out that old church was the Loa Wayne Stake Tabernacle and my mother’s great-great uncle had had a hand in building it.”

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