Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Corn fields, Mounds and Carthage Visitor's Center

We've seen alot of CORN on our drives between Carthage and Nauvoo! See how tall the corn grows here!

One day we drove about 8 minutes north of Nauvoo on Main Street and happened upon a park of ancient Indian Mounds. 

There are 20 acres and 10 mounds. This is the largest one. They date 300 BC to 500 AD. 

You can see a mound up close on the right then another farther down on the right. 

At the Carthage Visitor's Center people are welcomed by these beautiful portraits and statue of the Savior.

In this room the visitor's get to watch a short video clip before touring historic Carthage Jail. I love the peaceful feeling in this room and the I enjoy the artwork around the room. 

The artwork follows the Restoration from the appearance of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ to the Prophet Joseph Smith...

to when the Prophet Joseph received the Book of Mormon plates from the Angel Moroni...

when the original apostles Peter, James and John restored the priesthood to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith...

to the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on April 6, 1830.

This oil painting is when the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum Smith left Nauvoo on their way to Carthage and looked back upon the Nauvoo Temple.

This original oil painting is of Joseph Smith teaching a small group by the Mississippi. The artist, Theodore Gorka, painted himself into the picture. He is the man holding the hat. The man holding his chin is the man who taught and baptized the artist. WE LOVE SERVING AT THE HISTORICAL CARTHAGE JAIL AND VISITOR'S CENTER.  It is quite an experience!