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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Mormon Temple Dedicated
Albuquerque NM Journal 6Mar00 D1
By Louis Taylor: Journal Staff Writer

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- Chilling winds and sleet greeted the 250 people that showed up for the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple on Sunday. Most of the members that came to the Temple's dedication that day were inside the Temple or in one of several Albuquerque chapels where the cornerstone ceremony could be seen on closed-circuit TV. President Hinckley braved the weather to set the cornerstone.

"Let's get this mud into place," Hinckley said. "I'll show you how to do it. I've had lots of experience." He then passed the trowel to other members who participated, spreading concrete into place, "Come right up here," Hinckley said to the crowd. "When these experts are through, we'll give you a chance." He then went back into the Temple while members waited in line for a chance to spread the concrete.

The dedication comes following a 10-day open house during which 73,000 people toured the Temple. The 33,000 square-foot Temple will serve 50,000 members in New Mexico and 10,000 members in Eastern Arizona and Southern Colorado.


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