180 years ago today - Jun 24, 1842

[Wilford Woodruff]

CELEBRATION OF ST. JOHN's [John the Baptist's day -- a Masonic celebration] The Nauvoo Masonic Lodge assembled at 9 A.M. at J. Smith store. Received the visiting Brethren, formed processin & marched to the Temple or stand near the Temple. It was judjed their was about six thousand persons present. We herd an address deliverd by President Rigdon appropriate to the occasion.

We then returned to the Lodge & dispersed for two hours to take refreshment. Met at two oclock. Spent two hours in the lodge. We then dispersed.

I called upon Mr A. Crane MD professor of Phrenology who accompanied me to my house & examined my head & the heads of my family & gave us a chart of each head.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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