By Jon E. Taylor
Over the last century, 3 nationally major histories have vied for house and position in Independence, Missouri. Independence was once declared Zion through Joseph Smith, served as a meeting and provisioning aspect for trails west, and used to be known as domestic by way of President Truman for sixty-four years. Taylor has built-in examine from newspapers, public files, oral histories, and personal papers to element how the neighborhood has preserved those a variety of legacies. He locations the function of maintenance in Independence not just in the higher context of protection within the usa but additionally in the context of yankee environmental historical past.
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Was unlike his father in that he was not as publicly vociferous in denouncing the Utah church and its alleged experience with polygamy. F. 31 It became increasingly clear to F. M. Smith that Independence should 1917, in Minutes 1913–1928, folder 47, United Order of Enoch Papers, RLDS Archives; Hunt, F. M. Smith, 1:171–72. 29. Hunt, F. M. Smith, 2:408; “Notes and Comments,” Saints’ Herald 61, no. 34, 26 August 1914, 804. 30. In 1925 there was a power struggle between F. M. Smith and the presiding bishopric.
Initially, the courts ruled in favor of the RLDS Church, 16. Wilcox, Saints, 260. 17. Campbell, New Jerusalem, 116 –18. 18. Saints’ Herald 24, no. 52 (1887): 835. 19. Richard A. Brown, An Illustrated History of the Stone Church. Independence as Zion 21 Stone Church. Courtesy of author. 20 The Church of Christ (Temple Lot) and the RLDS Church were the most important Mormon factions that returned to Independence to fulfill Joseph Smith’s vision of creating the ideal community, and both groups 20.
Martha K. Norkunas, The Politics of Public Memory: Tourism, History, and Ethnicity in Monterey, California; Ronald Powers, White Town Drowsing. Introduction 7 side as an antidote to their urban and industrial life. Recreational tourism came next and featured the West’s rise as a regional host of hunting and skiing expeditions. Then came entertainment tourism, signaling the shift from industrial to postindustrial capitalism. ”12 Norkunas, Powers, and Rothman clearly demonstrated how heritage tourism and the commodification of a history influenced the actions of community leaders, and how their decisions influenced others within the community in the latter half of the twentieth century.