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By Kent Larsen

Samuel Smith Statue Acceptable to Plymouth, Illinois

PLYMOUTH, ILLINOIS -- The small village of Plymouth, Illinois decided this week that it will accept a commemorative statue of Samuel Smith, if offered. A local member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proposed that a statue of Smith, the brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, be placed in the town, and asked Board of Trustees member Joyce Steiner to present the proposal.

Steiner's presentation emphasized the potential benefit in tourism from the statue because of the construction of the Nauvoo Temple, located about 30 miles northwest of Plymouth. The member wants to put the statue in Plymouth because Samuel Smith played a prominent role in the village during the Mormon period, when he operated a "Mormon" hotel in the village.

After some discussion, the Plymouth Village Board of Trustees agreed to the proposal by consensus, and directed Steiner to contact the Church member and indicate that the village had no objection to the offer.


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