Summarized by Vickie Speek
Emeritus professor and colleagues produce LDS history volumes
Orem UT Daily Journal 31May00 A1
By Laurie Williams Sowby: Journal Publications
PROVO, UTAH -- Such questions as exactly where, according to LDS Church
belief, did Moroni appear to the Prophet Joseph Smith the first time, where
is Adam's altar, and where did the original pioneers of 1847 camp when they
came to the Salt Lake Valley, have been answered in a new series of books
called "Sacred Places," now being published by Bookcraft.
The "monumental" series, researched by LaMar C. Berrett, professor emeritus
of LDS Church History and Doctrine at BYU, and seven other BYU religion
professors, were carefully researched and contain footnotes and complete
The six volumes are subtitled, "A Comprehensive Guide to Early LDS Historical
Sites." The first volume, recently released, focuses on significant LDS sites
in New England and Canada, while the second, due out in the fall, will deal
with sacred places and events in New York and Pennsylvania.
The books will provide many new and important facts, and will contain
128 new accurate and scaled maps to help people locate sites. In
addition, 946 photographs, will help readers visualize places and
events in both bygone and modern times.