On the west side of this hill, not far from the top, under a stone of considerable size, lay the plates, deposited in a stone box. This stone was thick and rounding in the middle on the upper side, and thinner towards the edges, so that the middle part of it was visible above the ground, but the edge all around was covered with earth.—Joseph Smith History 1:51
What happened at Cumorah was an important part of the Restoration, as Joseph Smith received the plates which contained the Book of Mormon. This book helps us get closer to Christ than any other book on earth.—Jairo Mazzagardi
This Day in Church History
1823: Moroni appears to Joseph Smith at the Hill Cumorah and shows him the gold plates for the first time. He visits Joseph on the same date for the next four years at this location.
1827: Joseph Smith receives the gold plates, the Urim and Thummim, and the breastplate from the angel Moroni at the Hill Cumorah.
1951: President David O. McKay breaks ground for the Los Angeles Temple.
1965: J. Averil Jesperson, president of the Andes Mission, receives a letter from Elder Spencer W. Kimball suggesting that he begin missionary work in Ecuador. Missionaries first arrived in Ecuador two weeks later.
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