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History of Caldwell County, Missouri
As written in the 1876 Atlas of Caldwell County Missouri

The Temple

It was the design of the leaders to erect at Far West a magnificent temple whose walls and towers were to be an evidence to future generations of their zeal and prosperity. One tenth part of all labor, time, and earnings was devoted to the buildings of the temple; public store-houses to receive offerings and donations were built. Great rocks for the foundation were hauled: a basement was excavated; the corner stone was laid; but the temple was not built. Feuds and jealousies among themselves, and the hostility of their neighbors, prevented the consummation of the project. Now the ruins of the foundation and one farm house are all that are left to mark the site of the city and temple which the deluded followers of Joe. Smith had been taught to believe was consecrated to the Most High and to them, His chosen people.

Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.    1876.  Edwards Brothers

Territorial History
First Settlers
County Organized
Mormon Emigration
Far West
The Mormons
Mormon Settlements
Mormon Leaders
The Temple
Mormon War
Mormon Exodus
Visions
Change of County Seat
Salem, Missouri
Mexican War
California Emigration
Kansas Troubles
Railroad
Burning of Records
The Rebellion
Thrailkill's Raid
Since the War
Population
Topography
Soil & Products
Timber
Fruits
Climate
County Indebtedness
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Township Organization
Kingston
Hamilton
Breckenridge
Kidder
Mirable
Proctorville
Polo
Nettleton
Catawba
Black Oak
 

 

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