Eliza Ann Everett was the daughter of Dixie pioneers, and as far as records show, she never went far from her St. George home. She must have roasted there in those black dresses mixed with the desert heat!
This temple has risen phoenix-like from poverty, then from ashes, and thus has many birthdays, but today is the date of its first public dedication. When I visited the grassy site of the former building as a teenager, I never imagined returning to enter the real Nauvoo Temple. I also didn't know how the Wells street sign in front would be more meaningful to me then!