Kirtland Temple The House of the Lord also known as the Kirtland Temple, was constructed by the prophet Joseph Smith and others in 1836. The Kirtland Temple stands on a bluff in northeastern Ohio, about 25 miles east of Cleveland, overlooking the beautiful Chagrin Valley.
This image portrays the Kirtland Temple shortly after its dedication in March 1836. This painting was one of the artist’s first attempts at painting church history sites, and the first of his paintings to appear on the cover of the LDS Ensign magazine.
"I wish to write now of the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Lord revealed to this Prophet as early as the year 1831 that in consequence of great wickedness which would come upon the earth in the latter days, it would be necessary for great men to take the noblest wives. The Lord had reserved the most noble of His choice spirits to come forth through a pure lineage, as the noble spirits were not willing to come through a lineage that was corrupt." ~ Mosiah Hancock
In April 1837, Joseph Smith and others were deeply in debt. They had borrowed money to build a temple, publish scriptures and newspapers, and purchase land. The failure of the Kirtland Safety Society and rising dissent in the church complicated things further. Joseph Smith felt forced to flee for his own safety, leaving the church’s business to others, including Bishop Newel K. Whitney. In this letter, Whitney writes of efforts to settle affairs and the uncertainty of Joseph Smith’s safety.
The Kent State Massacre - A video history of the events that ended that fateful day May 4, 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio with the taking of the lives of four unarmed students. The music in the background is by Ryan Harvey, a member of the Riot-Folk collective and is called "Kent State Massacre (13 Seconds in May)." It was included in his 2004 album The Revolution Will Not Be Amplified.
Gen John Lincoln Clem, Sr. Civil War Figure, United States Army General. On May 24, 1861, at just 9-years of age, he left his home in Newark, Ohio, to join the fighting that had recently erupted in what would become the Civil War. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Read more.....