A special issue about historic Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s includes articles on the history of the city itself and the importance of events that took place there. LDS Presidency First Counselor Gordon B. Hinckley shares his feelings about beautiful Nauvoo. LDS Elder Loren C. Dunn overviews the modern restoration of important buildings in Nauvoo, and Kenneth Stobaugh chronicles the restoration process. Historians Larry C. Porter and Milton V. Backman Jr. write on the doctrine that was first taught in Nauvoo and the importance of the temple. William G. Hartley writes on the organization of the Nauvoo Stake, priesthood quorums and wards. Bruce A. Van Orden tells of William W. Phelps's service in Nauvoo as Joseph Smith's political clerk, and Dale LeBaron writes about B. F. Johnson, friend of the Prophet Joseph. William Mulder writes on how visitors saw Nauvoo. Kenneth Godfrey overviews crime and punishment in Nauvoo, and Marshall Hamilton looks at the two-year period after Joseph Smith's assassination, when the Mormons left Nauvoo. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Jeffery Cottle display historic photographs and tell of their use in the restoration process. A little-known speech by Lucy Mack Smith in the Nauvoo Temple in 1845 tells her story of the LDS Church's foundation. Going farther afield, Dennis Rowley writes on the Mormon experience in the Wisconsin pineries during the time the LDS Church was headquartered in Nauvoo, 1841-1845, and Susan Sessions Rugh writes on conflicts at the LDS settlement at Macedonia, Illinois.