“I was born in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, on the twenty-third day of December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor county, State of Vermont.” Joseph Smith History 1:3
By Gary Boatright Jr.
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Years ago my grandparents served a mission, acting as tour guides at the site above.
From our visits with them there, we learned to love the area and also the Vermont maple syrup.
I wonder at how the splendor of the site as shown in this picture contrasts with the humble circumstances it represents. It doesn’t bother me — I really like well-tended and well-architected gardens — but I appreciate the contrast.
I like your photo, I visited this sight in 1971, It looks like they have cleaned it up a bit since them.
Thank you. Nice image. I have never been there but I hope to in the not distant futre and to get photos of my own. Dane’s observation is a striking one. I can’t help but wonder what power it might hold if it had been preserved in its humbleness.
Perhaps that was not even possible. I have no idea what was here or what the place looked like when the church took ownership.