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LDS Artist's Angel Will Overlook 'Mormon Pond' in Iceland
Deseret News 18May00 A6
By Rodger L. Hardy: Deseret News staff writer

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- A bronze angel will soon stand on a hill located in Iceland overlooking "Mormon Pond" where many of the first Icelandic converts were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Descendants of those first pioneers, will attend two summer dedications commemorating the early missionary effort in Iceland. The first will be the dedication of the 9-foot sculpture of the bronze angel "The Messenger." The second dedication, which will be a few days later, will be of a museum display and genealogy center which honors the 409 people who joined the Church and then emigrated to Utah starting in 1854.

The angel will stand on Iceland's Westman Island in memory of the emigrants who left Iceland for Utah between 1854 and 1913. She will overlook not only "Mormon Pond," but also the Atlantic Ocean.


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