Title

The ‘crowning jewel’: Lesser-known stories behind the building of the Las Vegas temple

Keywords

Las Vegas, temple, Mormon Studies

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020-11-11

Publisher

LDS Living

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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