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Picturing history: George Laub Nauvoo home

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

George Laub worked on the Mansion House, the temple quarry and other sites where he could use his skills as a master carpenter. Presently, the Laub home is privately owned and not open to tourists visiting Nauvoo.

Kenneth Mays,

George Laub was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania in the year 1842. His Nauvoo journal contains insights into life in old Nauvoo, Ill., and the exodus west as well as personal notes and information from various sermons given by the Prophet Joseph Smith and other leaders.

George Laub was one of four scribes who worked to record Joseph Smith's well-known sermon of April 7, 1844. This address to the Saints is frequently referred to as the King Follett Sermon.

George Laub worked on the Mansion House, the temple quarry and other sites where he could use his skills as a master carpenter.

Presently, the Laub home is privately owned and not open to tourists visiting Nauvoo.

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