The history of the Manti temple, in a sense, began the first winter the Mormon Pioneers spent in Sanpete Valley. Because of the extreme cold they move to "temple hill" for protection. This same hill later became the site of the temple.
It had been predicted by Heber C. Kimball that a temple would someday be built on this spot. By 1873 plans were being made to this end. Preparations for construction were soon in progress and on April 25, 1877, the site was dedicated by President Brigham Young.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stubbs, Glen R., "A History of the Manti Temple" (1960). All Theses and Dissertations. 5150.
Manti Temple, Manti, Utah, History, Mormons, Biography