175 years ago today - Nov 23, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith suggested -"petitioning Congress for a grant to make a canal over the falls [around the Mississippi River rapids], or a dam to turn the water to the city, so that we might erect mills and other machinery.-",

[BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith, http://byustudies.byu.edu]

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