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History of the Church Series

Peter Whitmer Farm
February 15, 2017
History of the Church Series
Archaeology at the Peter Whitmer Farm, Seneca County, New York
Dale L. Berge

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Dale L. Berge. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

A number of important historical events took place on the Peter Whitmer farm which pertain to the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was here that a substantial part of the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., where some of the first baptisms of the Church were performed, and in particular, where the Church was organized on 6 April 1830.