Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Carthage Jail 7/25/09

One of the nice part about being in Central Illinois is that we are close to Church history. This day we traveled to Carthage Jail. For those that don't know, this is the place that Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were shot and killed. In the door, you can see two bullet holes. The one in the middle of the door, is the one that killed Hyrum. Joseph fell out the upper window of the building when he was shot. The prison cell (where Rachel is desperatly trying to get into) is where they keep Joseph and Hyrum, along with others before moving them into the other room because of the extreme heat.