Meeting at the Land & Records that morning...before the sun was up! Brother Murset (in the center) was in charge of this outing.
Nauvoo, all the converts going west from England etc. came through Iowa City. The railroad stopped here, so they would camp by the river and get their handcarts or wagons together ready for the trip to Salt Lake. We realized that this would have been where all Rick's ancestors who had joined the Church in England came. It made the tour even that more interesting. In this picture, we are standing in the area where the railroad stopped and the Saints would have forded the river.
cemetery and Brother Murdock told us about several of the earlier settlers here, some who had been very kind to the Mormons, and others who had not!
Dartons at the cemetery.
One of the Old Churches which was also here in the mid-1800's
One of the oldest homes still standing of that era.
So we all went to Olive Garden in Iowa City to have lunch. This restaurant WAS NOT here when the early saints came through :) Too bad it wasn't !!!