The Joseph Smith Memorial Building was once a hotel where many Presidents have stayed in the past. It is absolutely beautiful! If you’ve ever seen any of the three Work and the Glory movies, which almost all of my family filmed in as extras for all three movies, this area is where all of the characters eventually ended up.One of the views from the 10th floor is where Brigham Young stopped and decided this was the place to be. As the story was told to us by one of the many volunteers who give free tours and information, there was one tree here when he settled.
I also learned that the Steed family from the movie was not a real family; I did not know that previously.
The Mormons have the largest family research database in the world, and it’s available to search right here in their Family Research Center, which we took advantage of while there and again, the volunteers were quite helpful in assisting us.
Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉