The ‘crowning jewel’: Lesser-known stories behind the building of the Las Vegas temple
Las Vegas, temple, Mormon Studies
President Gordon B. Hinckley was once asked by the local Southern Nevada press why Las Vegas was selected as a place for a temple. His response was, “I don’t know of any place in all the world that needs one more. I don’t know of a place in the world where you see more clearly the contrast between evil and good, than you do in this city. This place needs a temple.”1
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “The Crowning Jewel: Lesser-Known Stories Behind the Building of the Las Vegas Temple,” LDS Living Magazine Nov./Dec. 2020 issue, 59-60, 63.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "The ‘crowning jewel’: Lesser-known stories behind the building of the Las Vegas temple" (2020). Faculty Publications. 5631.
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