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Published: Saturday, Dec. 24 2011 5:00 a.m. MST

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Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

Utter Nonsense:

Have you ever been to Nauvoo or anywhere near it? The pageant is once a year and brings a huge boom to the area. The enactments of the handcarts or the Mormons leaving are also just once a year in the winter when most of the stores, restaraunts are closed for the season. Yes, it is really hard on the residents there. The town numbers right around 1500 or so of which most are now Latter-Day Saints. The fact is that the store owners and residents caters to the tourist, mainly Latter-Day Saints, because of the money it brings to the economy. The rebuilt Nauvoo Temple has brought even more to the economy as Latter-Day Saints around the world want to come on enter the Temple.

No I don't think the residents as a whole are worried about the Latter-Day Saints. As of right now the town has very little that is open. However, once spring comes and the influx of tourists begins that all changes. Yes, there are some like yourself that really hate it, but those are few and far between.

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