On the Fringes of the Prairie, 1800-1850
Patty Sessions
Age 50
Nauvoo, 1845
The following story is based on a decision made by a real person.
At the end of the story, you will find questions and activities.
For more information, click on the pictures with captions.

2 Drawing of Nauvoo

In 1845, the largest city in Illinois was not Chicago, not even Springfield, the new state capital. The largest city was Nauvoo, a Western metropolis established by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (The Mormon Church).

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