History: Nauvoo, Ill.: The Invasion Of the Latter-day Saints

The Mormons are rebuilding a holy temple to redeem their past. But will the town it's in be erased?

There are two ways to view the large hole opposite city hall in Nauvoo, Ill. One way is Mayor Tom Wilson's; he gives it a glance each morning on his way to work. The other is from a nearby roof, where a camera transmits one photo every minute of the workday to a website run by a Utah company called Deseret Book. That's 540 exposures a day. Few go to waste. Since January the site has had 6 million hits, most by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nothing is too minor or boring for the electronic...

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