What happened on this date in Mormon History - several curious snippets every day
180 years ago today - Jul 3, 1837
Ground is broken for the Far West Temple. The corner stones are not laid for a year. Nothing further is done until Apr 26, 1839, when the twelve apostles, in fulfillment of a revelation, hold a secret meeting on the temple site and symbolically re-commenced the building of the temple by rolling a large stone up to one of the corners. The temple is never built because the Mormons are driven from Missouri in 1839.