Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith and their children lived in a log home built on this site
The Smith family was living here when Joseph Smith, Jr. experienced his First Vision in the Sacred Grove nearby
On the evening of 21 September 1823, the angel Moroni first appeared here to Joseph Smith, Jr.
Additional Events: Joseph's younger sister Lucy was born here in 1821; Joseph's oldest brother, Alvin, passed away here; and Oliver Cowdery finished the printer's manuscript of The Book of Mormon here
The original home collapsed sometime after the Smiths were no longer living there; the current home was built on the exact site of the original log home after an archaeological dig revealed the foundation and details about the home's construction
The reconstructed log home was built with hand tools, after the same manner the original home was built
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